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LT 1st David F. Coughlin
U.S. Army Air Corps





Sources:
- American Legion Post 146, Winthrop, Mass.
- American Battle Monuments Commission
- HonorStates.org
- Ghost Bombers: The Moonlight War of NSG 9


David F. Coughlin - U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII - was a P-47 fighter pilot with the 57th Fighter Group 66th Squadron, 15th Air Force. He shipped to Europe July 1943. Flying a Republic P-47D Thunderbolt, LT Coughlin was killed in action March 23, 1944 in the sea by Lido di Roma, Italy. He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart. He grew up on Taft Ave. at Point Shirley.

Grave: Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

Memorial location: Coughlin Playground

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See: Ghost Bombers: P-47s in combat, 24 March 1944



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