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Emmet E Cook Sr

Military

Flew with the 8th AF from Chelveston for 10 missions, without fighter escort, then transferred to North Africa in 1942 to help the 15th AF. We still were assigned to the 8th. These were the first daylight missions for the 8th AF, Flew on Plane 'Holey Joe' #41-24352 B-17. Earlier on 9 August 1942, B-17 #41-23347 'Stork' was first plane loss for 301st when Lieutenant Hair was forced to make a wheels-up landing at RAF Station Church Lawford due to engine trouble. Crew was uninjured.

Purple Heart, Air Medal w 6Oak Leaf Cluster; POW; president's unit citation

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24352 Holey Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; crash landed Mateur 9/5/43 40m with George Peabody; flak damage 6/11/43; Returned to the USA 22/10/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 31/10/45....

  • 42-5179 Junior

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/10/42; West Palm Beach 12/1/43; Assigned 352BS/301BG Ain M'Lila 22/2/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Missing in Action 4m Palermo 22/3/43 with Jim Hair, Miers, Partriquain, Seman, Burns, McLaughlin (6 Killed in Action); Yonych, Cook, Upton (3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Worth, Texas 5 March 1918
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 22 March 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 02:59:41 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #42-5179 mentioned wth Emmet Cook in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 02:54:12 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 01:51:24 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #41-24352 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 01:49:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self, Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey

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