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Coate, Aldus James


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 17:12:57


Traer, IA

Serial No: 37654236

Born: December 19, 1917

Parents: Conway C. and Florence Coate

Entered Army: January 14, 1943, Air Force

Training in US: Miami Beach, FL; Chanute Field, IL; Las Vegas, NM; Kearns, Utah

Left for Overseas: San Francisco, CA on August 29, 1943; arrived Brisbane, Australia, September 28, 1943. Assigned 61st Airborne Air Service Sq., 5th Airforce.

Sent to Front: November 1943, 61st Airborne Air Service Sq.

Engagements: Doboddvra, Guisap, Hollandia, Owi, Liberation Philippines, Leyte, Mindora, Okinawa; November 1943 to August 1945.

Hospitalized Overseas: Okinawa, 3 weeks, malaria.

Medals-Ribbons: Netherlands East Indies, New Guinea, Liberation of Philippines, Okinawa, Good Conduct, Sq. Decoration Air Force.

Returned to US: Seattle, WA, January 1, 1946.

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS, January 14, 1946.

Rating: Cpl.

Months in Service: In US, 7-1/2; overseas, 28-1/2

Present Occupation: Sheetmetal worker

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA - data collected by the Legion about 1949.)


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