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1LT Don F Cox

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1LT Don F Cox

Birth
Death 13 Jun 1943
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245123 View Source
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Don served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-24D #41-11806, 345th Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Wake County, New Carolina prior to the war.

B-24D #41-11806 took off from Benina Base in Libya on a bombing mission to Calabria Airdrome, Italy. After successfully dropping their bombs they collided, for an unknown reason, with B-24D 41-23785 while returning from the mission. Both planes crashed into the Mediterranean sea.

Don was declared "Missing In Action" in this collision during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # O-415492

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-11806:

Berry, Rex ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, AR
Brice, Winston R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, CA
Cox, Don F ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NC
Donaghy, Henry J ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NH
Ivie, William A ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CO
Loe, Martin W ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OR
Stone, William C ~ Capt, Pilot, MI
Thornburg, Paul D ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, IL
Verhagen, Donald R ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IN

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For airmen who perished on B-24D #41-23785 see:

Phillips, Keith K ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56245123/don-f-cox : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Don F Cox (unknown–13 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56245123, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .