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 Paul Rarick Cochran

Paul Rarick Cochran

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Death 7 Jun 1980 (aged 64)
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Q, 6005
Memorial ID 3341210 · View Source
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Awarded for actions during the World War II

During World War II, Paul Cochran became a U.S. Army Air Forces ACE, credited with shooting down 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat.

SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) Paul Rarick Cochran (ASN: 0-729316), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as a P-38 Fighter Pilot of the 96th Fighter Squadron, 82d Fighter Group, FIFTEENTH Air Force, in action against the enemy in aerial combat in the Mediterranean Theater of Action during World War II. The skillful and zealous manner in which he has sought out the enemy and destroyed him, his devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions on all these occasions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Battalion: 96th Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 82d Fighter Group

Division: 15th Air Force


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  • Maintained by: Debra Cochran Rozelle
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3341210
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Rarick Cochran (22 Aug 1915–7 Jun 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3341210, citing Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Debra Cochran Rozelle (contributor 46936613) .