|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1944|
Allen served as a Private in the 4903rd Avaition Squadron, U.S. Army during World War II.
He died as a result of a "Non Battle" related incident during the war.
Bradford Era Dated Aug. 12, 1944
Full military services for Pvt. Allan Cosby were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel in South Ave. Pvt. Cosby was killed Tuesday evening, August 8, in a truck crash on the Olean, Rock City road. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs Oley Cosby of 5 West Washington street.
The Rev. Joseph W. Jarvis, past of the Copeland A.M.E. church, officiated at the services. Miss Edna May Collins and Mrs. Alyer Allen sanag "In the Garden" and "Face to Face," accompanied by Mrs. Mable Matthews. Interment was made in the Willow Dale Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Corp. Harry Brogan, Sgt. Julius Dorguzzi, Pvt. Dominic Pascale, Pvt. Fred T. Allen, Pvt. Donald Scott and Seaman second class William Logan.
The services were under the auspices of the American Legion, Bradford Post 108, with Ernest G. Cook as acting commander. The firing squad, all members of the Lieut. John C. Roche Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, included Chester McVeigh as Officer of the Day, Albert Bergmark, Nick Cicerello, Louis Deloe and Joseph Cramer.
Color bearers were Sgt. Leo Hannon and Augustus Chiarenza. Color guards included members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The bugler was Jerome Fishkin and echo, Fred Collins.
PVT, 4903 AVI SQ WORLD WAR II
Willow Dale Cemetery
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I wish I would have had the chance to meet you but you died 13 years before I was born. I am sure that I would be proud to have called you uncle.Spyder Cosby|
Added: Jan. 26, 2013