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SSGT Dana White Cobb

SSGT Dana White Cobb

New Hampshire, USA
Death 12 Nov 1944 (aged 22)
Burial Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 130586075 · View Source
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Husband of Barbara Cobb who resided in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dana served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner of B-24L #44-49041, 344th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sullivan County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 24, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married sometime after his enlistment.

B-24L #44-49041 took off, as the lead bomber with Capt. Frank E. DeBottis as mission commander of a bomber group, from Lecce, Italy on a bombing mission over the Avisio Viaduct near Trento, Italy. The B-24 was hit by German ground anti-aircraft flak which sheared the tail section off causing them to crash. No parachutes were seen by other witnesses.

Dana was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 11038929

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Airmen who perished on B-24L #44-49041:

Cobb, Dana W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH
Bubnovich, Nicholas L ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, IN
DeBottis, Frank E ~ Capt, Mission Commander, NY
Harnish, Walter H ~ 1st Lt, Mission Navigator, NY
Hennessey, Raymond C ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Lehmann, Theodore S ~ Capt, Pilot, MD
Miles, Alan D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, MI
Mulhollen, Donald N ~ 1st Lt, Mission Bombardier, PA
Robinson, John A ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, PA
Roosa, Robert D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OH
Stubbs, Donald G ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, IA
Young, Wayne A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 30 May 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 130586075
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Dana White Cobb (18 Sep 1922–12 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130586075, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .