Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Fred T Cope Jr

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Richard Luebke

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7141. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6189

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 25/5/44; Hunter 20/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 9/7/44; Missing in Action Wiener Neudorf 26/7/44 with Rich Luebke, Co-pilot: Thomas, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Darling (3 Killed in Action); Navigator:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chattanooga, TN 16 December 1921

Son of Pauline Cope.

Enlisted Camp Forrest, TN 21 October 1942
Based Lucera 1944 – 26 July 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW West of Wiener Neustadt 26 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Wiener Neudorf 26-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Perin; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7141

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 26 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 19 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Hamilton County, TN 13 June 1998
Buried Chattanooga National Cemetery, TN 18 June 1998

Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga,
Hamilton County, TN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2018 21:42:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28717604
https://www.fold3.com/record/84072208-fred-t-cope-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/50496936-fred-t-cope
https://www.fold3.com/record/622798932-fred-cope-1921
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/521829/fred-t-cope

Share