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James R Coffelt

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 15 February 1943 when temporarily assigned to 9th AF. Flew out of Gambia, Libya to target Naples in B-24 41-23675 Celhalopdos. Went down over Naples, Italy.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH

Service

People

  • Charles Moore

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Charles T. Moore was a B-24 command pilot of the B-24, Celhopdos. He was Killed in Action (KIA), while temporarily assigned to the 9th Air Force on a flight out of Gambia, Libya, to his target at Naples, Italy, in the B-24D, 41-23675, Celhalopdos....

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23675 - Celhalopdos

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23675, named, Celhalopdos, flown by Lt. Charles. T. Moore, was in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron. The Aircraft was lost on a mission over Naples, Italy. 10 KIA. 15 Feb 1943. MACR 16372

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee 1916

Son of Isaac Columbus 'Lum' Coffelt and Marzelia Vandergriff.

Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA 20 February 1942

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Killed in Action Naples, Italy 15 February 1943

Flew out of Gambia, Libya to target Naples in B-24 41-23675 Celhalopdos. Went down over Naples, Italy. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia

Buried Chattanooga National Cemetery Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN 1948

Memorialised
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2021 14:10:36 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/87815043/james-r-coffelt-wwii-army-enlistme...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529925619/james-r-coffelt-american-battle-m...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56307534/james-r-coffelt
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58505760/james-r.-coffelt

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey, p.76 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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