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TSGT Harvey L Cook

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TSGT Harvey L Cook

Birth
Grant County, South Dakota, USA
Death 30 Jan 1945 (aged 26)
Helendale, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial LaBolt, Grant County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 43437440 View Source
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He was the son Harold Eugene Cook. His wife was Lorretta Lorraine Wilson.

On March 26, 1943, Cook was the flight engineer on B-24D Liberator #41-23700, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. They were number one to take off for a mission from Alipore Airdrome in India. The B-24, piloted by 2nd Lt Jack C Porter failed to clear some palm trees at the end of the runway and crashed. Cook was the only survivor.

2nd Lt. Ralph W Lehr
2nd Lt. Jesse B Adams, Jr
2nd Lt. Paul S Hite
SSgt. Clifford A Cole
SSgt. James W Franklin
SSgt. Ellis W Dodd
Sgt. William E Adams

After returning stateside, Cook was killed in
the crash of B-24 #44-49180 shortly after it
took off on a radar navigational training flight
from Victorville Army Airfield in California.

He was a veteran of forty-three combat missions in the India/China/Burma theater, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart.

Also killed in the same accident were:

1st Lt. James G Wright, Pilot
2nd Lt. Norbert J Vehr
2nd Lt. Herbert A Perry


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 23 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 43437440
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/43437440/harvey-l-cook : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Harvey L Cook (12 Jan 1919–30 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 43437440, citing LaBolt Cemetery, LaBolt, Grant County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .