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Ray Cook Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 5 Dec 44 in B-17 #4338074

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 6/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Dick Funkhouser, Ray Cook, Harry Scales, Garland Williams, Bill Raborn, Ralph Harvey, Wilbert Jacobson, Cornelius...

Missions

  • 738

    5 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ames, Iowa
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11041

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