Emmet E Cook Sr


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


King George VI passes a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24352) nicknamed "Holey Joe" as he meets personnel of the 301st Bomb Group during a royal visit. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Central Press Photos Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 13 Nov 1942.' [stamp], 'P (KING) CCC(USA).'[written annotation] and '232594.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse of the image however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: '301 , 124352?, Alconbury?.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Holey Joe
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Junior


Event Location Date Description


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


Date4 Feb 2020 02:59:41

Added a connection to A/C #42-5179 mentioned wth Emmet Cook in the A/C description.

Date4 Feb 2020 02:54:12

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).

Date4 Feb 2020 01:51:24

Added a connection to A/C #41-24352 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date4 Feb 2020 01:49:59

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:07

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