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James M Cooper

Military

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD). Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 8FC, 8AF USAAF. End Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Duxford 24 January 1943 – 19 April 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 26 January 1943

Promoted to Major.

Based Martlesham Heath 17 March 1944 – 4 January 1945

Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) 1 England, UK 19 April 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD). 2.

Based Duxford 20 June 1944 – 17 March 1944

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 30 September 1944

Promoted to Lt Colonel.

Based 4 January 1945 – May 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 8FC, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) 2 England, UK May 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD). 1.

Lived in Pasadena, CA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2018 14:29:29 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2018 10:04:29 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, role, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in Fry's book 'Eagles of Duxford', p135

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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