Cobb, Albert L., Jr., Pvt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1940 - 1944


One Service Stripe

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Chatham County, Georgia.

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
lot E Row 5 Grave 8

 Official Badges 

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenD-Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, D-Day Fallen

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1943-1944, 745, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Airborne Landings
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pvt. Albert Cobb enlisted on 16 September 1940 for the Field Artillery, National Guard.

In the ETO, he served with the Regimental Headquarters Company (RHQ), 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. 

He was wounded during the parachute jump beyond the beach at Normandy on D-Day during the invasion of France. According to news reports, he was aboard a hospital ship, being treated for his wounds, when the ship was straffed by an enemy aircraft and he was killed.

He was interred in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot E Row 5 Grave 8. 

He has a family memorial amily memorial at Greenwich Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, "In memory of our beloved son. . ."
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