Lawrence Herbert Cook

Military

Object Number - UPL 7184 - 2nd Lt Lawrence Cook Crew: Back Row L to R: Thomas Mikulka-TG; John J Alexander, Jr-WG; Milo Blakely-WG; Jay Joyce-RO; John R Kyler-BGT; John...

Shot down by fighters and Flak on return from mission to Frankfurt on 4 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30423. Initially evaded, helped by Belgian citizens and members of the Comète evasion network. Arrested through denounciation on 28 March 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). See the story of his evasion at http://www.evasioncomete.be/fcooklh.html

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32363852
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36030654 at enlistment, then O-754310
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13070999 at enlistment, then O-735248
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39307023
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 407th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13096872
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron

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Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Los Angeles, California, USA 1918-04-19
Los Angeles, California

Enlisted

1941-12-31 Los Angeles, California

Other

Evaded capture

1944-02-04 - 1944-03-28 Helped by Belgian citizens and members of the Comète evasion network until his arrest in a false line (KLM).

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

1944-03-28 Interned at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW record : "Returned to Military Control on 9 June 1945."

Died

2011-12-12 Carlsbad, California

Buried

Lawrence Cook rests at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California

Revisions

Date24 Jun 2021 09:54:44
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Updated website address

Date22 May 2020 14:06:28
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2237
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
VA Gravesite Locator
Research for his page at http://www.evasioncomete.org/fcooklh.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2237 / MACR 2237, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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