Harold Stephens “Tuffy” Cottrell Sr.

Harold Stephens “Tuffy” Cottrell Sr.

Peekskill, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death Jul 2004 (aged 83)
Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 30852449 · View Source
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Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Tuffy farmed throughout his life, worked for Union Carbide, a wizard who could fix anything mechanical. Tuffy was a veteran of WWII, US Army Air Force, gunner in B-17's flying out of Italy, a veteran of the Ploesti raids. Shot down twice over occupied Yugoslavia, a POW freed by partisans, he walked out to freedom each time. Earned the Purple Heart and other awards.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Stephens “Tuffy” Cottrell Sr. (8 Jun 1921–Jul 2004), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30852449, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Craig Bond (contributor 46624237) .