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Capt Walter Vaugn Cook 62FS, 56FG, 8AF points at the nose art of his P-47C 41-6343.
Capt. Cook scored the first victory for the 56th FG on 12 June 1943 and is seen here with his crew chief pointing out the very newly applied marking.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Walter Cook

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 6 kills in 66 combat missions. Awards: DFC (3OLC), AM (3OLC), LOM, AF Comendation, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Date Contributor Update
11 July 2018 20:59:31 Pyker Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
11 July 2018 15:54:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_cook_w_v.php

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