Carl W Coale

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Name: Carl W Coale

First Name(s): Carl W
Last Name: Coale

Place of birth: Oklahoma, Woods Cnty, Dacoma

Rank: 2 Lt Pilot
ASN: O-692736
Company: 428th F Sqdrn
Unit: 474th Fighter Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 27-12-1944
Place of incident: Montleban area

His storyAircraft Lockheed LIGHTNING type P-38J-15-LO #43-28280, took off from Airbase Florennes, Belgium on December 27, 1944 for a strafing and dive bombing mission. At about 1305, when 2 Lt Carl W. Coale was about to enter his run on intersection at P-6585, the right engine of his plane was trailing coolant. He was told by 2 Lt Shannon E. Estil to feather up immediately. The ship went into a shellow dive, then leveled off at approximately 2,000 feet still trailing coolant. An instant later the plane slip off into a slow down roll and crashed into a wooded area. A faint stream of coolant was still discernible. There was no evidence that 2 Lt Coale had managed to bail out.
Destination: Bastogne area
Mission: Dive Bombing/Strafing
MACR11468

Unit history of 474th Fighter Group

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