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James H Cooper


Assigned to 307FS, 31FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 522FBS, 27FBG, 12AF.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 27th Fighter Group

    27th Fighter Group

    The 27th went through two different incarnations during the Second World War. As the 27th Bombardment Group it fought in the Philippines and Java in 1941-42. It was then reformed in the US and sent to North Africa, where it eventually became the 27th...

  • 31st Fighter Group

    31st Fighter Group

    The 31st Fighter Group only flew missions from England between June and September 1942 but during this period they supported the Dieppe raid, the assault on occupied Europe, predominantly by the Canadian army. The attack was forced into early retreat...

  • 307th Fighter Squadron
  • 522nd Fighter Squadron


  • X4234

    First Flown 15-8-40 ...

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • Tarquinia

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 27 June 1942

Forced Landing due to Engine Failure RAF Atcham Cat 5 damage Lt James H Cooper, 27-Jun-42.

Spitfire Mk I X4234 - 307FS 31FG.

Promotion Aeroporto di Salerno Costa D'Amalfi, Via Olmo, 84092 Bellizzi SA, Italy November 1943

Promoted to Nov-43 Capt Guado A/D Italy.

Promotion 80038 Pomigliano d'Arco, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy February 1944

Promoted Feb-44 Major Pomigliano A/D Italy.

Crashed Moody AFB, GA, USA 8 July 1952

Landing Accident undershot runway Moody AFB, GA Cat 3 damage Maj James H Cooper, 8-Jul-52.

T-33A 51-6567 - 3630Maint 3550M&SGp.


Date Contributor Update
13 March 2017 13:04:57 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2017 20:25:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations