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Dewey J Cox

Military

Killed in service 29 December 1943. Accident in in A/C #42-39883 'Ruthless' flying through overcast, plane crashed into a mountain while on a non-operational mission to transport crew members who had completed tours of duty to another field for return to the US

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5791 'Ruthless'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 31/1/43; Salina 14/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Horham 19/4/43; 412BS [QW-S]; 5m, transferred AFSC 6/43; on personnel ferry to Southport 29/12/43 with Alden Witt, Co-pilot: Bill Gaffney,...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Service (KIS) North Wales 29 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 23:15:10 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Changed label for the Died event to "Killed in Service (KIS)" per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2020 03:55:25 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N per records at Fold3.com.
See: https://www.fold3.com/image/63597816

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2020 02:33:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 443

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