Emmet E Cook SrMilitary
Flew with the 8th AF from Chelveston for 10 missions, without fighter escort, then transferred to North Africa in 1942 to help the 15th AF. We still were assigned to the 8th. These were the first daylight missions for the 8th AF, Flew on Plane 'Holey Joe' #41-24352 B-17. Earlier on 9 August 1942, B-17 #41-23347 'Stork' was first plane loss for 301st when Lieutenant Hair was forced to make a wheels-up landing at RAF Station Church Lawford due to engine trouble. Crew was uninjured.
Purple Heart, Air Medal w 6Oak Leaf Cluster; POW; president's unit citation
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Units served with
- Unit Hierarchy: Group
- Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
- Type Category: Bombardment
- Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
|Fort Worth, Texas||5 March 1918|
Prisoner of War (POW)
|Zagan, Poland||22 March 1943||Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11|
Added a connection to A/C #42-5179 mentioned wth Emmet Cook in the A/C description.
Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to A/C #41-24352 mentioned in the "Summary biography".
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey