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Emory C Cook

Military

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Waterford, Connecticut 1941
Based East Wretham 10 June 1944 – 3 January 1945

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK November 1944

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK December 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

E/A Destroyed 23 December 1944

E/A destroyed 23-Dec-44.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 3 January 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2018 18:22:34 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_359.php
359th Fighter Group, 1943-1945 By Thomas H. Raines

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2018 17:38:36 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2018 17:37:45 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2016 19:25:47 fugari Changes to biography
Sources

cook

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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