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Jay G Kooiker




  • James Van Ginkel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    35 bombing missions in Germany: 1944 - 5 Sept Karlsruhe; 9 Sept Mainz; 9 Oct Koblenz; 12 Oct Osnabruck; 18 Oct Cologne; 19 Oct Mainz; 26 Oct Bottrop; 30 Oct Hamburg; 1 Nov Gelsenkirchen; 5 Nov Karlsruhe; 9 Nov Saarburcken; 29 Nov Bielefield; 26 Nov...

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Units served with

  • 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

Associated Place

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Hamilton, MI 49419, USA 24 April 1921
Enlisted Kalamazoo, MI, USA 14 October 1942
Died Holland, MI, USA 21 September 2009

Jay G. Kooiker, age 88, of Hamilton, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 21, 2009, at Oak Crest Manor. Jay was born April 24, 1921 in Hamilton to Edward and Sadie (Koops) Kooiker. Jay attended Albers (Overisel) School and served with the U.S. Air Force in Europe during World War II. He married Jeanette Genzink in 1945. Jay farmed in Hamilton for 25 years and had been employed by the Hamilton Farm Bureau for 17 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Overisel Reformed Church, a former member of the Adult Bible Class, a member of the Greater Consistory and served as a deacon.

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Buried Holland, MI, USA 24 September 2009

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
05 April 2015 01:55:50 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2015 05:19:38 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 347