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Lt. Alexander M. Cosmos, from Antioch, CA, served with the 370th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from April 1943 until 10 February 1944 when he was killed while training.



  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter 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...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron


  • Alexander Cosmos

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF, USAAF. Crashed on a training flight due to bad weather near Somersham, Huntingdonshire on 10-Feb-44 in P-47D 42-74695. Killed in Training Accident (KITA). ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
12 June 2019 09:45:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to caption

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Date Contributor Update
11 June 2019 15:10:54 Janet Fogg Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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