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Lt. John D. Cooley Jr., from Aberdeen, MD, enlisted in Baltimore on 28 November 1942. Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 23 January 1945, he flew 18 combat missions in P-51s before ending his tour of duty with the 359th Fighter Group in September 1945.

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Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Cooley

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot
    Lt. John D. Cooley Jr., from Aberdeen, MD, enlisted in Baltimore on 28 November 1942. Assigned to the 368th Fighter Squadron on 23 January 1945, he flew 18 combat missions in P-51s before ending his tour of duty with the 359th Fighter Group in...

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2019 15:06:10 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Archived by Char Baldridge, Historian, 359th Fighter Group Association.
Posted by Janet Fogg, 359th Fighter Group Historian.

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