1LT Harold Tyrus Cobb

1LT Harold Tyrus Cobb

Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Aug 1945 (aged 21)
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Burial Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5477734 View Source
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1. 22 April 1930, Precinct 1, Upshur County, Texas Census, (ED: 230-6, Stamped 90A, Sheet 16A, Family #322, Line 45), Parent's Household Ervin A. & Lucy Cobb.

2. 1 May 1940 Gilmer Indian Rock Road, Upshur County, Texas Census, (ED: 230-6, Stamped 134, Sheet 3A, Family #46, Line 14), Parents' Household, Ervin A & Lucy Cobb.

3. United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
Harold T Cobb.
Born: 1923.
Place: Texas.
Serial Number: 18098144.
Education: 1 year of college.
Civilian Occupation: Skilled pattern and model makers, except paper.
Army Branch: Air Corps.
Rank: Private.
Enlisted: 19 Oct 1942.
Place: Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

4. 1st Lt Harold T Cobb, Service # O-703195 served as a bombardier with the 877th Squadron, 499th Bomb Group, 73 Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force. Shot down aboard B-29, 44-69655 over Osaka, was taken as a POW then executed by the Japanese 15 August 1945.


Based on Saipan Missing on 32nd mission to Japan aboard B-29 on June 26, 1945

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