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Elijah Lee Cockrill Jr

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch 41-29371. Killed in Action (KIA)

Service

People

  • Oscar Weeklund

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 442

    25 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Norway, Michigan, USA
Lived in Memphis, TN, USA 1942

726 Merton

Killed in Action (KIA) Brétigny-sur-Orge, France 25 June 1944
Buried Épinal, France 1945

Plot A Row 26 Grave 62
Epinal American Cemetery
Epinal, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2018 14:36:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 6723

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 03:37:28 466thHistorian Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6723 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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