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HARRY S. COOK CREW - 427th BS
(crew assigned 427BS: 22 June 1944 - photo: 1 July 1944)

(Back L-R) 2Lt Werner G. Warmuth (B-POW), 2Lt Ralph E. Page (N-POW),
2Lt Frederick H. Mason (CP-POW), 1Lt Harry S. Cook (P-KIA)
(Front L-R) Sgt William W. Duggan (WG)(1), S/Sgt Forrest W. Howell (R-POW),
S/Sgt Robert F. Eaglehouse (BT-POW), Sgt Clifford J. Fisher (WG)(2),
S/Sgt Joseph L. Slight (E-KIA), Sgt John L. Smalley (TG-POW/Repr)

Connections

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Cook

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Robert Eaglehouse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42-102432, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Forrest Howell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42-102432, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jess Joyce

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed at Bitburg in B-17 42-102432

  • Frederick Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42102432 POW

  • Ralph Page

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42-102432, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Slight

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Bitburg in B-17 #42102432

  • John Smalley

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42102432 POW

  • Werner Warmuth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42102432 POW

Aircraft

  • 42-102432 Tiny Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 12/4/44; Missing in Action Handorf, Ger 15/8/44 with Harry Cook, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Slight (shot in air), Waist gunner: Jesse...

Locations

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2021 14:22:18 Trey E. N. Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.303rdbg.com/427cook.html

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