Rudolph Alexander Cola

Rudolph Cola, WWII
Rudolph Cola, WWII
Recent Address: 3 Stonehenge Lane, Malvern, PA 1355
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Family Info: 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
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Awards: Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: Airplane Mechanic
MOS: MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Sergeant
Crew Type: Ground crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: February 12, 1946
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Employed by Burroughs/Unisys Corp. for 30 years. At retirement my classification was Senior Staff Scientist.
Thoughts About the 58th: 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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