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Rudolph Alexander Cola


Rudolph Cola, WWII

Last Address:

3 Stonehenge Lane, Malvern, PA 1355

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Laura and Benjamin; Wife: Mary; Children: Rita, Kathleen, Michael, Robert, Mark, Maria.

Hometown:

Philadelphia, PA

Date Entered Service:

March 28, 1943

Service Number:

33596546

Bomb Group:

40th

Squadron:

22nd Air Depot Group, 97th Repair Sqd.

Location of Unit:

Oklahoma City, OK

Missions Flown:

 

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

 

Awards/Decorations:

Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Airplane Mechanic

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic

Rank Upon Discharge:

Sergeant

Crew Type:

Ground crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

 

Date Discharged from the 58th:

February 12, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Employed by Burroughs/Unisys Corp. for 30 years. At retirement my classification was Senior Staff Scientist.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

I can never forget the great friendships that I developed during my duty in CBI and Okinawa. Many of us were like brothers always looking out for each other. The emotional gamut that was scaled during a mission and prior to one made young boys into highly motivated and focused young men.

Comments:

Mr. Cola passed away July 27, 2010 and is buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham, PA

 


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