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Russell R Coates 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
1921 1
Hawaii 1
Place: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
28 May 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
14119261 1
Enlistment Place:
Miami Florida 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0159 1
Card Number: 3 1
Film Reel Number: 2.16 1

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According to the NARA site, this information is largely wrong. Their information for the same name and serial number is as follows: ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 14119261 14119261 NAME COATES#RUSSELL#R######## COATES#RUSSELL#R######## RESIDENCE: STATE 32 PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENCE: COUNTY 069 LACKAWANNA PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 4261 MIAMI FLORIDA DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 28 28 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 05 05 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps EDUC. SPEC. ## ## DEFER. DATE MONTH 06 06 DEFER. DATE YEAR 44 44 SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 32 PENNSYLVANIA YEAR OF BIRTH 19 19 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 6 2 years of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 002 Actors and actresses MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 3 Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) BOX NUMBER 0159 0159 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.16# 2.16#

Russell R. Coates

Scranton, PA

Much of the information on Russell R. Coates is incorrect. 1st Lt. Russell R. Coates was born on September 14, 1919 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. He lived at Underwood Village, Olyphant, PA until 1936 when the village was closed by the coal company that owned the property. His family moved to Blakely-Peckville, PA. He was a star football player for Olyphant HS and in his senior year, 1938-1939, his team won the Lackawanna Conference championship. He graduated high school in 1939 and in 1940 he attended the University of Miami where he played football until 1943 when he and other team members enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He enlisted as a Private and went on to become a 1st Lieutenant. In 1943 he married Ellen Tomkins from Bridgeport, PA. On December 5, 1944, he was with 11 others in a B24 bomber flying near Charleston, SC, when the bomber collided with a P47 fighter plane. 1st Lt. Coates lost his life in the accident. He was returned to Scranton, PA and laid to rest at Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp. PA.

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