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Cumbaa dies at 96

Retired Air Force Col. Noel Cumbaa, who flew combat missions in World War II and was commander of the Air Force Base in Greenville where pilots were trained for the Korean War, has died. He was 96. Cumbaa, a native of Girard, Ala., flew B-17 combat missions from Britain during World War II. He moved to Greenville in 1951 to reopen the airbase, which had closed in 1945. Cumbaa worked at Bank of Leland and later was a trust officer at Greenville Bank. Survivors include his wife, Eloise; two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren.

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