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William B. Cofield Collection

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William B. Cofield Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William B. Cofield
State of Birth:
MT
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
36th Bomb Squadron, 467th Bomb Group
Location of Service
Keesler Field, Mississippi; Boca Raton, Florida; RAF Rackheath, England; RAF Cheddington, England; RAF Oulton, England; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Air Offensive Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe, Rhineland
Highest Rank
First Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Cold War
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1948-1973
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
1st Experimental Guided Missile Group; Air Proving Ground Test Group; Air Force Institute of Technology; 11th Bomb Wing; 307th Bomb Wing; 551st Strategic Missile Squadron; 2nd Air Force
Location of Service
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Great Neck, New York; Carswell, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Hickham, Hawaii; Lincoln, Nebraska; Little Rock, Arkansas; Barksdale, Louisiana; Washington, DC
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran also served at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); 208th Strategic Missile Wing; Pacific Air Force Headquarters; and Far East Air Force Headquarters.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: Digital File [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Kerry Ward
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Library of Congress
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Library of Congress
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Library of Congress
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Library of Congress
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/116139
Subjects:
Cofield, William B.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cold War--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
William B. Cofield Collection
(AFC/2001/001/116139), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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