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TSGT Robert E Kooi

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TSGT Robert E Kooi

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 19–20)
Thailand
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 82 SITE 93A
Memorial ID 42294530 View Source
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T/Sgt Kooi was the flight engineer on B-24J #44-40811, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a twelve plane formation that departed Madhaiganj, India to knock out the Geang Luang bridge in Burma. Right after bombing the target from about 300 feet the plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on the left wing, which caught fire. The plane drifted to the left, lost altitude and crashed 25 miles southwest of Bhre, Thailand, All aboard were killed.

Kooi had flown 35 combat missions and received the Air Medal.


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TSGT, 492 AAF BOMB SQ, 7 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II

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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 23 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42294530
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/42294530/robert-e-kooi : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Robert E Kooi (1924–21 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 42294530, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .