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 John Owings Cockey Jr.

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John Owings Cockey Jr.

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death
6 Sep 1944 (aged 24–25)
Gooderstone, Breckland Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial
Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID
100277382 View Source

From the Baltimore Sun, Oct. 4, 1944:

COCKEY. - MAJOR JOHN O., JR., U. S. A. A. F., in England, on September 6, 1944, beloved husband of Margaret Steward Cockey, of Harrisburg, Pa. and beloved son of John O. and Mary Arnold Cockey, of Glyndon, Md.

"Major Cockey was flying as Command Pilot on a practice mission over England on 16 September 1944. The aircraft he was flying in was leading the formation. After a simulated bomb run on King's Lynn, Norfolk, while in a left turn, the aircraft flying on his left wing, encountered turbulence, dipped a wing, then rapidly rose, colliding with the bottom of Major Cockey's aircraft. Both aircraft immediately entered spins and crashed to the ground at Gooderstone. Seventeen of the total of 21 men on the two aircraft were killed, including Major Cockey. He had just been named as the Squadron Commander of the 787th BS." [From Chris Brassfield, 466th BG Historian]

From the Baltimore Sun, Oct. 4, 1944:

COCKEY. - MAJOR JOHN O., JR., U. S. A. A. F., in England, on September 6, 1944, beloved husband of Margaret Steward Cockey, of Harrisburg, Pa. and beloved son of John O. and Mary Arnold Cockey, of Glyndon, Md.

"Major Cockey was flying as Command Pilot on a practice mission over England on 16 September 1944. The aircraft he was flying in was leading the formation. After a simulated bomb run on King's Lynn, Norfolk, while in a left turn, the aircraft flying on his left wing, encountered turbulence, dipped a wing, then rapidly rose, colliding with the bottom of Major Cockey's aircraft. Both aircraft immediately entered spins and crashed to the ground at Gooderstone. Seventeen of the total of 21 men on the two aircraft were killed, including Major Cockey. He had just been named as the Squadron Commander of the 787th BS." [From Chris Brassfield, 466th BG Historian]


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  • Created by: Agate
  • Added: 6 Nov 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 100277382
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100277382/john-owings-cockey: accessed ), memorial page for John Owings Cockey Jr. (1919–6 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 100277382, citing All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery, Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA; Maintained by Agate (contributor 47046935).