|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2002|
Lt USAAF WWII
308th BG 375th B Sq
He was the son of Charles T Kock and Elizabeth Kock. He had brothers William F, P Oliver, and Robert M Kock.
He flew with Major Thorel 'Skip' Johnson's crew in the 373rd B Sq on the B-24 #? the ‘Nip Nipper', shown here in the photo on the right.
Piloted by Lt Ray Crawford, Jr, the entire crew of nine successfully bailed out of B-24J #42-73243 ‘Vitamin P II' over Tungt'ing Lake in Hunan Province, China, 5 February 1944 on a mission to Bangkok, Thailand after running low on gas. They were seven days walking out for more than 300 miles from inner China back to safety. The crew members were~
Capt Raymond S Crawford, Pilot, ASN O-412575
Capt John Z McBrayer, CoPilot, ASN O-723798
1st Lt Milton Miller, Bombardier, ASN O-734613
2nd Lt Charles R Kock, Navigator, ASN O-798324, from Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH
SSgt Alfred Paganini, Flight Engineer, ASN 36359662, from Chicago, Cook Co IL
TSgt John F Cummings, Radio Operator, ASN 12030440, from Buffalo, Erie Co NY
Sgt Truitt C Sims, Asst Radio Operator/Gunner, ASN 34469301, from Troup Co GA
SSft Earl T Bates, Gunner, ASN 16014008, from Tuscola Co MI
SSgt George W Reinhardt, Gunner, ASN 13074026, from Baltimore MD
KOCK Charles R. "Dick' beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Harrison) Kock. Loving father of Charles L. (Bobbie) and Thomas H. (Karen) Kock. Dear brother of P. Oliver and the late William and Robert Kock. Devoted grandfather of Charles, Elizabeth, Andrew and Matthew Kock. Great grandfather of Katherine Kock. Mr. Kock was a WW II veteran and past president of the Price Hill Lion's Club. February 7, 2002. Age 82 years. Memorial service will be Sunday, February 10th, 3 P.M. at Shiloh United Methodist Church. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Price Hill Lions Club or Shiloh United Methodist Church. Radel Funeral Home, 650 Neeb Road serving the family.
--Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on February 8, 2002
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: B24CoPilotNiece
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87223266
Added: Jun. 19, 2015