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William H Cook


Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Grosselfingen on 21 July 1944 in B-24 'Lucky Buck' #42-110158



Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 855th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Queensvillage, New York
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 19 August 1944 – 11 January 1946

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 19:24:36 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

Removed "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field as the dup person has been removed.

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 19:18:47 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, service number and events

Added a S/N, a POW event and middle initial per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 17:59:17 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and aircraft associations

Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a connection to A/C #42-110158 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7259