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Ernest D Cool

Military

21 JUN 44 Participated in Operation FRANTIC II, the Russia Shuttle mission. (RTB 3 JUL)

Service

Units served with

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31675 'Berlin Bessie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Grenier 19/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 26/12/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Benedict B Busse, rest unknown; one engine out, force landed...

  • 44-14098

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-72416 'Rita Marie' / 'Man-I-Ack'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. To Swedish AF post war as 26101 Jan 1947. To Nicaraguan AF Oct 1954.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2021 11:21:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1310

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2017 10:55:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to role
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ; http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/4th-headquarters---ground.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

'1000 Destroyed' by Capt. Grover C. Hall, Jr.' / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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