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Cornelius W. Cousland


Commanding Officer of 97th Bombardment Group, 3-Feb-42 to 29-Jul-42.


Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date
Died Fort Bragg, NC, USA 29 June 1959

Womack Community Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Buried 2 July 1959

Arlington National Cemetery, Section 4, Site 2646 Lh


Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 17:18:44 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations and place associations

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014. Unit & place connections.

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 17:16:54 Lee8thbuff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography and events

Lee Cunningham 7-Nov-2014,