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1LT Ward Cox Jr.

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1LT Ward Cox Jr.

Birth
San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 5 Apr 1942 (aged 23)
Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section B, Site 1205
Memorial ID 56127808 View Source

Found nothing on NARA

Record of Birth
name: Ward Cox
date: 01 October 1918
place: San Francisco, California
mother: Williams
“California Birth Index, 1905-1995”
FamilySearch (no image available)

He appears on these two Censuses with his parents:
1920/ California/ San Francisco
h/ Ward Cox, 25y b.CA, occ: Owner/Garage
w/ Edna I, 23y b.CA
d/ Barbara I, 4y b.CA
s/ Ward Jr, 1y 3mos b.CA
residence: 1429 Fourth Avenue, San Francisco

1930/ California/ Los Angeles
h/ Ward Cox, 36y b.CA, occ: Salesman/Real Estate, * Veteran-No *
w/ Edna I, 34y b.CA
d/ Barbara, 14y b.CA
s/ Ward Jr, 11y b.CA
s/ Donald W, 8y b.CA
residence: 1665 Hi Point Street, Los Angeles

1940/ Texas/ Bexar
Ward Cox Jr, 22y b.CA, C-3, occ: Flying Cadel/US Army
residence in 1935: San Francisco, California
residence: Kelly Field Military Reservation

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Official USAAF Cable of Accident:
(Hand written, top right: 11:37 a.m. 4/8/42)

From: Ft. Shafter, T.H. April 7, 1942

On the night of April 6, 1942 at about 0700 GCT, a B-17E No. 41-2443 cracked up. Conducting investigation and search. To date have found 4 bodies, but impossible to establish identification. Will send additional details later. Listed below are members of crew: 1st Lt. Ward Cox, Jr, 0392806 and Charles O. Allan, Jr. 0367225, 2nd Lieutenant James W. Roshoe 0430910, Staff Sergeants Luther L. Perry, Jr. 6292999, Mathias E. Donart 6568848, and Edward L. Hakes 6667164, Sergeants Warren F. Schneider 12025843 and Wilbur L. Gravitt 6296816, Corporals John F. Morris 6999571 and John E. Muckey 6981906.

Original filed under Cablegrams
Filed in Safe
(Hand written, lower right: FATAL.)

(Each name is underlined and has a number, 1 through 10, above it which has been circled.)
http://hiavps.com/images/B-17E%2041-2443/ARC%20Crew%20List%20Cables.pdf
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http://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-2443.html
(lists the Crew and a brief history)

http://hiavps.com/Cox%20B-17E.htm
(includes photos)

COX, WARD JUNIOR JR [as written]
1 LT, US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1942
BURIED AT: SECTION B SITE 1205
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC
2177 PUOWAINA DRIVE HONOLULU, HI
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

Link to sister, Barbara I (Cox) Sitkin. Sent edit to link parents 11 August 2020.


Inscription

CALIFORNIA
1ST LIEUTENANT 42ND AAF BOMB SQ
WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: SMG&SLG
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56127808
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56127808/ward-cox : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Ward Cox Jr. (1 Oct 1918–5 Apr 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56127808, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by SMG&SLG (contributor 46828829) .