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George William Cole
Captain, United States Marine Corps
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George William Cole
Arlington, Virginia
Born March 24, 1923
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 023980
Non-hostile Air Crash
Died May 19, 1952 in Korea

Captain Cole was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Headquarters Squadron, 12th Marine Air Group. On May 19, 1952, while on an operational test flight, his aircraft crashed killing him.

Captain Cole was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.



GW Cole Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs
COLE, GEORGE W
CAPT USMC
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/24/1923
DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/1952
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/22/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1679-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 12 September 2004 Updated: 20 August 2006 Updated: 23 September 2006
Distinguished Flying Cross
 
 
 

Air Medal - 5 awards
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal