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Carl W Cook

Military

Shot down 8 November 1942 in B-17 41-24472 while serving as Co-Pilot. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24472

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24472 was assigned 369BS/306BG Westover 19-August-1942; Thurleigh 2-October-1942. The aircraft was shot down 8-Nov-42 by enemy fighters and AA fire while on a mission to bomb the Actlier d' Hellemmes locomotive factory at Lille, France. The...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 17

    8 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 8 November 1942 – 22 May 1946

Held at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 22-May-46. This RMC date is that contained in the NARA POW record. It may be a typographic error in the record OR indicates that this airman was in hospital in Germany and did not officially RMC until the date listed.

Died 8 April 1974

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2014 22:32:05 Lee8thbuff Changes to awards, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 22-Nov-2014. Added POW event per National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 22:11:23 Lee8thbuff Changes to mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Mission connection.

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 22:06:46 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor,Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs  Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 44 , MACR 16133, First Over Germany pg. 41

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