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Ira Leroy Cox

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. 13 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Trowbridge

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12461. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6198 'Dollar 98'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/5/44; Hunter 23/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 4/7/44; severely damaged over Graz, Austria 1/1/44 with Tom Rybovich, Co-pilot: Pat Farwell, Navigator: Don Maine, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Staup, Radio...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baton Rouge, LA 15 February 1925

Son of George Ira and Ida M [Barksdale] Cox.

Based Amendola Airfield 1944 – 21 February 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Papa, Hungary 21 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna; flak ko’d an engine headed toward Russian lines, crashed near Papa, Hungary; 21-Feb-45 POW MACR 12461.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 21 February 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Baton Rouge, LA 16 December 2012
Buried Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Slaughter, LA 19 December 2012

Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery
Slaughter,
East Feliciana Parish, LA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 11:18:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28716747
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102262621/ira-leroy-cox

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