Thomas Tidwell Cochran Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
The insignia of the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5133 - The insignia of the 544th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Shot down on 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31495 'Wabbit Twacks.' Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #4561

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12086693 at enlistment, then O-688136
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 20th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15096513 at enlistment, then O-797215
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Wabbit Twacks
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Fort Bragg, NC, USA 15 June 1942 Residence: Mecklemburg, North Carolina

Other

Assigned

17 November 1943 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #146 dated 17 November 1943, James E. Foster Crew. 27 combat missions.

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

France 8 May 1944

Born

Charlotte, NC, USA

Buried

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Plot F Row 20 Grave 26

Revisions

Date10 Dec 2021 21:05:32
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added Buried event and suffix per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56641463.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56641463/thomas-tidwell-cochran

Date26 Jun 2015 03:58:54
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5305

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf…

Consolidated from duplicate record of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:09
ContributorAAM

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