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SSgt Ralph D. Kolb
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 1, 1943

S/Sgt. Ralph D. Kolb DFC KIA
Hometown: Arkansas.
Squadron 343rd 98th BG
Service# 18166531
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/LT Lawrence L. Hadcock KIA

Target:Campina, Rumania - Ploesti
Mission: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40655
Aircraft Model B-24D-
Aircraft Letter: S
Aircraft Name:FOUR EYES
Location: Fighter -- 9 KIA (2 from 389th BG )
Sgt Kolb was a gunner in the 98th Bomb Group when he was killed. His name appears Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery Florence, Italy, his body was never recovered.

Sgt Kolb was a recipient of the Distinguished flying cross for his participation in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" one of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the 98th destroys the Romanian oil refinery.

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Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56364693
SSgt Ralph D. Kolb
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Gone, but not forgotten.
- Rajordan
 Added: Aug. 27, 2012

 Added: Jan. 15, 2010

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