Coster, Richard Lee, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
684-Airplane Power Plant Mechanic
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, Army Garrison, Hickam Field, HI
Service Years
1938 - 1941

Private First Class


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chillicothe, Illinois
Last Address
Hickam Field, Hawaii

Casualty Date
Dec 08, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
M, 1277

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1941, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

AAF Aircrew Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
USAAF 5th Air ForceArmy Garrisons
  1938-1941, 684, USAAF 5th Air Force
  1941-1941, Army Garrison, Hickam Field, HI
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc. U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II-Pfc. Coster died of his wounds that he received on 12-8-1941 at Hickam Field during the start of WWII while serving with the 23rd Squadron as a Mechanic. He died on his 21st Birthday.

He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Coster of Chillicothe, Illinois, and he is a 1938 graduate of Chillicothe H.S., and was in the Air Corps a short time later. He arrived at Hickam Field in December of 1940.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Defense Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal with One Battle Star, WWII Victory Medal. 

Note: Entered the service from Illinois.

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