|Recent Address:||644 Tram Road, Sylvania, GA 30467|
|Family Info:||Parents: William A. and Junia Mae; Wife: Imogene; Children: Linda Ann, Karen Sue & Jame; Siblings: William H., Charles & Herbert|
|Date Entered Service:||September 12, 1940|
|Location of Unit:||Walker AFB, KS (1943)|
|Awards:||Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars,American Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star,American Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star,Good Conduct Ribbon,Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters,Distinguished Unit Citations (3),Distinguished Flying Cross|
|Service Schools:||Air Corps Techinical School- Chanute Field, IL April 1941; Air Corps Techinical School-Lowry Field, CO September 1943|
|MOS:||MOS 747-Airplane and Engine Mechanic, MOS 748-Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Flight Engineer|
|Rank Upon Discharge:||S/Sgt|
|Crew Type:||Flight and Ground crew|
|Airplane Serial No.& Name:||42-6332 Belle Of Baltimore|
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|Date Transferred from the 58th:|
|Date Discharged:||September 4, 1945|
|Post WWII Service:|
|Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s):||Worked at Goodyear in Akron, OH as Tire Builder, Hose Div. Air Form. Supervisional training, sqdn. graduated Sept. 1951. Became Supervisor until retirement on June 1, 1980.|
|Thoughts About the 58th:||It gave me an opportunity to see what a wonderful country we had in comparison to others I had visited during my travels. We also contributed to the effort - willing to see that our way of life continued. We live in the greatest country in the world and I am proud of it and what we accomplished.|
|Comments:||Married Imogene Barton December 14, 1945. We had three children. Retired June 1, 1980 from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Akron, Ohio, after 34 years and 8 months. We now live in Sylvania, GA. Have been married 57 years and counting, enjoying retirement.
Thank you for the opportunity to be acknowledged for our contribution during WWII.
Mr. Cottle passed away April 20, 2010 and is buried at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, GA.
|58th Bomb Wing Veterans Index|