Humboldt County

Sgt. Clifford A. Cole



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Clifford A. Cole was born Apr. 23, 1920 to John and Minna Botilla Mathieson Cole. He died Mar. 26, 1943 and is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sgt. Cole served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 492nd Bomb Squadron, 7th Bombardment Group, 10th Air Force and was KIA in Calcutta, India. He was a gunner on a B-24D bomber and was awarded the Purple Heart.