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Thomas Tidwell Cochran

Military

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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People

  • Joseph Uniszkiewicz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down May 1944 in B-17 #42-31495 'Wabbit Twacks', Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart.

  • John Yokie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Transferred from the 15th Air Force 2nd BG 20th BS and assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #38 dated 26 February 1944, as crew pilot. He flew 30 combat missions with the 15th Air Force in Italy prior to being assigned...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31495 Wabbit Twacks

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Presque Is 16/12/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-R] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; Missing in Action Sottevast, France 8 May 1944 with James Foster, Co-pilot: Clifford Johnson, Navigator: Joseph...

Missions

  • 345

    8 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Charlotte, NC, USA 1914
Enlisted Fort Bragg, NC, USA 15 June 1942

Residence: Mecklemburg, North Carolina
Private, Branch Immaterial

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.

Killed in Action France 8 May 1944

Final Resting Place or Memorial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot F Row 20 Grave 26

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 03:58:54 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=c...

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