SGT Harry Cohn

Birth
Death 8 Jun 1942 (aged 28)
Auckland, New Zealand
Burial Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 167953511 · View Source
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Killed in the crash of US Army Air Corps
B-17E Flying Fortress #41-2667 when the
aircraft failed to gain altitude on takeoff
from the airdrome at Whenuapai, Auckland,
New Zealand for a flight to Laverton, Victoria,
Australia during World War II.

All eleven aboard died when the cargo of
bombs detonated after the the plane had
impacted the ground and caught fire.

The personnel killed were:

Col. Richard E Cobb, Pilot
Capt. James R Bruce, Jr, Co-Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward H Hoffman, Navigator
TSgt. Charles P Brunson, Crew
Sgt. Harry Cohn, Crew
TSgt. Joe F Lopez, Crew
Cpl. John R Clanton, Crew
Cpl. James Herriotts, Jr, Crew
Pvt. Curtis Childers, Crew
Lt. Edwin W Hurst, Passenger, US Navy
Capt. Jean Clovis Alexandre Gilbert, Passenger, Free French Navy (Noumea)

Entered the service from Pennsylvania; ASN 6948800.


Inscription

SGT, 31 AAF BOMB SQ, 2 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: ShaneO
  • Originally Created by: Tim Cook
  • Added: 9 Aug 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 167953511
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Harry Cohn (22 Feb 1914–8 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 167953511, citing Agudas Israel Cemetery, Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .