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Arthur John Coyle


Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Married- Lillian Osterman 31-May-1947, settled in Long Island, NY- 3 children, worked- Robin Line/ Moore McCormack Lines- shipping sales solicitor until his retirement 1983.
Died suddenly 8-Dec-2005 at the age of 86.



  • Frederick Gano

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat mission. ETD ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102411 'Miss Lace'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Jersey City, NJ 10 June 1919

Son of Emma Coyle.

Raised in North Bergen, New Jersey

Based Molesworth 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Marriage 31 May 1947

Married Lillian Osterman.

Died 8 December 2005
Buried Cemetery of the Holy Rood Westbury, Nassau County, NY 12 December 2005

Cemetery of the Holy Rood
Nassau County, New York


Date Contributor Update
26 November 2021 09:30:35 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2021 19:37:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2018 00:36:03 Coyle17 Changes to nickname, role and biography

Suzanne Coyle Weis (daughter)
Garden City, NY

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:59:16 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:06 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000