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19th Bombardment Group

This page includes photos taken by or given to Captain Paul E. Cool, 19th BG, in 1942, in Java and Australia. There are no captions, so most other persons in the photos are unidentified. Contact Paul Cool if you have any knowledge of photograph subjects.


Contact Paul Cool, member of the 19th Bombardment Association, at

Major Paul E. Cool, USAAF

Pilot in the 28th Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group during 1942, and CO of 30th Bombardment Squadron of the 19th BG at Rattlesnake air base, Pyote, Texas in 1943

Flyers below are unidentified except 2nd photo below (in pajamas) is SM Sgt. Jean Arthur Byers. Byers is also in 3d photo, below, on right.