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Major John O. Cockey
Commanding Officer - 787th BS
KIA 16 September 1944



  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron


  • John Cockey

    Military | Major | Squadron Ops Officer - Squadron Commander - Command Pilot
    Commanding officer of 787th BS Killed in training mission in B-24 # 42-51331. Collision of 'Glad to See Ya' with the Archibald Williams crew over England


  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


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