Loyd Alfred Cox

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
Black and white portrait of man, posed at angle wearing a uniform consisting of a jacket, shirt, tie and hat.  There are silver wings on the upper right-side jacket lapel, and a WWII-era Air-Force silver officer insignia badge on the center of hat.  A single silver bar is on the shoulder. Only the head and upper torso of man are visible. The man is looking directly at the camera and smiling UPL 24025 UPL 24025 Lloyd Alfred Cox, 748th BS, 457th BG

Object Number - UPL 24025 - Lloyd Alfred Cox, 748th BS, 457th BG

Capt. Cox was the Intelligence Officer (G-2) for the 751st Bombardment Squadron, 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy. On Oct. 7th, 1944, he was assigned as a special intelligence observer aboard B-17 #42-102905, piloted by Lt. Clarence R. Jennings of the 748th Bombardment Squadron on a mission (#133) to bomb the synthetic fuel sub-factory at Police (Politz in German), Poland.



Cox was in the nose of the aircraft with Bombardier Lt. Stuart W. Jakku when the plane was hit by flak. Capt. Cox was killed instantly by shrapnel, Lt. Jakku was severely wounded and would succumb later, and two engines were knocked out. Pilot Jennings was able to complete his bomb run on target, then nurse his plane to Sweden and land on a grass strip near the town of Jonkoping.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 457th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 748th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

The mission board of the 457th Bomb Group. Official caption printed on image: '(GM-299-2-457)(16/5/45)(Op's Board's).'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Connington

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Thebes, IL 62990, USA 14 June 1917

Died

Jonkoping Sweden 7 October 1944

Buried/ Commemorated

Cypress, Johnson County, Illinois, USA

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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9774 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121581697

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TogetherWeServed.com;457thbombgroup.org (Mission 133 narrative); Fold3.com

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