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Coulburn Glenn Arledge

Also Known As: "Coburn"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL; of Birmingham, AL; US Army WWII; POW in Germany (see notes); stationed in Alaska after the war
Death: September 15, 1985 (62)
Huntsville, Madison Co, AL
Immediate Family:

Son of Sumner Coulbourn Arledge and Lola B. S???
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Howard Arledge; Private; Private and Private

Managed by: Pam Wilson, Curator-on-hiatus
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About Coulburn Glenn Arledge

from Pam Wilson, Arledge Family History Project:

Will of Coburn G. Arledge found (1965)

Posted by: Doris E. Williams-Keefer Date: March 06, 2002

Includes names

Wife: Rose Ann Arledge

Mother-in-law Marie L. Watson

Sisters: Mary N. Weed

and Betty J. Ivy

If this is your family please email me at

1965 will found being sold on web: Doris Williams-Keefer

Coburn Glenn Arledge

The Hellhawks: 365th Fighter Group

386th, 387th and 388th Fighter Squadrons

Enlisted in U.S. Army 6/13/1942, Honorable Discharge 9/30/1943

Enlisted in U.S. Air Force 10/1/1943

Shot down 6/7/1944 and wounded Cherbourg Peninsula, France

Captured at Morville 6/14/1944

Moved to Sagan-Stalag Luft III 8/12/1944

Released from German Prison Camp April 29, 1945

Received Purple Heart for service in WWII

Retired as a Major November 1, 1965

To quote "The History of the Hell Hawks" book. "1st Lt. Harold M. Jones's plane was hit by flak as was 2nd Lt. Colburn G. Arledge's plane. Shortly thereafter, Lt. Arledge called on the radio that Lt. Jones was bailing out about a half mile North of St. Sauveur Lendelin. That was the last that was heard of either pilot, and there is no record of their fates."

World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946

Name: Coburn G Arledge

Race: White

Residence State: Alabama


Report Date: 7 Jun 1944

Latest Report Date: 17 Jul 1945


Grade: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide

Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Ensign

Service Branch: Army

Arm or Service: Air Corps

Arm or Service Code: Air Corps

Organization Type: Fighter Group

Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System

Area Served: European Theatre: France

Detaining Country: Germany

Camp: 033

Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated

Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.

Source Information:

National Archives and Records Administration. World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: World War II Prisoners of War Data File [Archival Database]; Records of World War II Prisoners of War, 1942-1947; Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, Record Group 389; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

Rosanne C. Arledge age 28 and Coburn G., 9 months (b Alaska), sailed from Seward, Alaska to Seattle, WA 26 Sept-2 Oct 1953 aboard the USS Frederick Funston

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Coulburn Glenn Arledge's Timeline

September 1, 1923
Birmingham, Jefferson Co, AL; of Birmingham, AL; US Army WWII; POW in Germany (see notes); stationed in Alaska after the war
September 15, 1985
Age 62
Huntsville, Madison Co, AL