Malcolm Cobb was born 6 August 1911, the son of Charles Edward Cobb and Johnnie Netherland. He was married to Mary Carrison.
Died non battle 19 October 1945 due to a car accident
Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN

He served on the U.S.S. Kwajalein (CVE-98)

Commander Air Group 20
Enterprise & Lexington

The Daily Post-Athenian, October 22, 1945
Malcolm Cobb, petty officer, first class, U.S. Navy, who was killed Friday at Edenton, N.C., by a hit and run driver will be brought to Athens for funeral and burial services. The body will leave Norfolk, Va., tonight and will arrive at 3 p.m. Tuesday after which funeral services will be arranged, on Oct. 23. Mr. Cobb who had been overseas two years, was one of the few survivors when his ship was torpedoed. He has been back in the States approximately six months. A graduate of McMinn County High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College, he worked with TVA and at Clinton Engineer Works before joining the Navy. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ella Garrison, of Niota; a son, Jimmy; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Cobb, Athens; four brothers, Charles Cobb, Jacksonville, Fla.; R.L., and Johnny Cobb, both in the U.S. Navy and Howard Cobb, Athens.

  • Rank: Yeoman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 August 1911
  • Date of death: 19 October 1945
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Athens
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Kwajalein (CVE-98)
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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