Sgt Maurice L Cohen

Sgt Maurice L Cohen

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 15 Dec 1942 (aged 24)
Tunis, Tunisia
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing--Remains recovered
Memorial ID 56246230 · View Source
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Maurice's remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at North Africa to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Maurice served as a Sergeant & Gunner on a B-26 #41-17759 "Horse Feathers", 437th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Middlesex County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 13, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Retail manager and also as Single, without dependents.

B-26 #41-17759 took off, along with 6 other B-26's and a crew of 6, from Telergma on a bombing mission near the El Aouina airport at Tunis, Tunisia. While over the target they were hit by ground and ship based anti-aircraft fire and crashed in the Tunis Harbor. The entire crew was lost in this crash. The other 6 B-26's returned to base safely.

Maurice was first declared "Missing In Action" and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31031281

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #41-17759:

Arnold, Ellis E, Jr ~ Maj, Pilot, MS
Brdeja, John E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Cohen, Maurice L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Jenkins, Robert B ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NC
Johnson, Joseph, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Phillips, Charles T ~ Col, Co-Pilot, GA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Maurice Louis Cohen was the son of Samuel S. and Sarah Ethel (Coppelman) Cohen. He was KIA when his plane was shot down in World War II. The wreckage was found in 2000; Maury's identified remains were buried in Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California (#147903031). Maury's unidentified remains are with his crew mates', in a group grave in Arlington National Cemetery (#7423952). An earlier memorial was created for the planes crew in the North Africa American Cemetery & Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia (#56246230).

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Massachusetts.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56246230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Maurice L Cohen (1 Jul 1918–15 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56246230, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .