THEODORE P. COYLE was born in New Jersey April 23, 1920, the second of the
three sons of James J. and Josephine Coyle. The Coyle family lived at 41
North 22nd Street in Camde3n NJ, where James Coyle in 1930
worked as a foreman at a radio factory. James Coyle later found work as
a sheet metal worker at the New
York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Camden. Theodore Coyle was
a 1938 graduate of Camden High School. He worked in the record
department at the RCA-Victor
plant in Camden NJ after graduation. Theodore Coyle enlisted in the
United States Army on January 8, 1942.
Once in the Army, Theodore Coyle qualified for flight duty, and trained as a flight engineer and gunner. After going overseas in the first half of 1943, he flew 65 missions before his plane failed to return from a flight originating from England on July 18, 1944. Staff Sergeant Coyle he was declared missing in action. Prior to being lost, Theodore Coyle had been awarded the Air Medal with Oak Cluster, and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
The body of Theodore Coyle was recovered after the war, and he was reported as killed in the August 2, 1945 morning edition of the Camden Courier-Post. He rests in the Normandy American Cemetery at St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France. Theodore Coyle was survived by his parents, of the North 22nd Street address, and his brothers, Joseph and Raymond.
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