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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
2751 CookGeorge WilliamLeading Aircraftman425276AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-10RAAF Honour Roll
2752 CookWalter StuartFlight Sergeant421169AustraliaRAAF519 Sqd RAF
1944-03-12RAAF Honour Roll
2753 CookErnest NewtonSergeant46603AustraliaRAAF73 Operational Base Corunna Downs1944-12-05RAAF Honour Roll
2754 CookEmery C 1st LtO-1997837USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2755 CookWalter V CaptainO-432182USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1943-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2756 CookeJohn Robert AlfredFlight Sergeant1336866Age 21PilotRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-30HalifaxIIILV782MH-ERAF Snaith, YorkshirePMVillers-Bocage See archive report for further details KilledTilly-sur-seulles War Cemetery. Grave XI.G.3 Read Archive Report
2757 CookeW HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterILM138GI-NMildenhall2315l'HeyCrashed near Socx {Nord}KilledSocx Churchyard
2758 CookeR JPilot OfficerBomber Command158 Sqd
2759 CookeF TFlying OfficerPilotFighter414 Sqd RCAF
2760 CookeGordonFlight Sergeant1549747Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFDVRBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-12-21LancasterIME561KC:TWoodhall Spa16:54PolitzOn return to base the crew were ordered to divert to Ludford Magna and land by aid of FIDO, due to fog blanketing the local area. On approach to the diversion airfield, the Lancaster’s port wing brushed the ground causing the bomber to crash at 02:40 hrs at Tealby, 3 miles ENE of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.Dangerously injured
2761 CookseyJ SFlying OfficerBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIIIPB434QR-Skellingthorpe1902StuttgartCrashed on take off
2762 CooleD A PSergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-06-28LancasterIIIND9216O-DLittle Staughton2250BlainvilleCrashed & explodedKilledCoincy Cemetery
2763 CooledgeL DSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME752DY-KPocklington755MontorqueilOvershot on return to base
2764 CoolesDouglas ReginaldPilot Officer177978NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB455MG:NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire23:03LensSee Archive report for further detailsKilledAnzegem Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 14-18
2765 CooleyGeorge W 2nd LtO-816465USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-06-20P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2766 CooleyWarren C 1st LtO-710818USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2767 CooleyWarren C 1st LtO-710818USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)7Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
2768 CoombeAnthony PaulSergeantBomb Aimer1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45,RAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.Berlin Believed shot down by night fighter KilledHannover War Cemetery

Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)

Born in September 1923 and, after attending school at Scunthorpe, enlisted in the Royal Air Force. Duly trained as a Bomb Aimer, he joined No. 44 Sqd (Rhodesia), a Lancaster unit operating out of Dunholme Lodge, towards the end of 1943, and flew his first operational sortie on the night of 20-21 December, against Frankfurt - an eventful trip for Coombe owing to the fact the bomb load hung up and had to be jettisoned live by means of ‘a violent dive and pull up’. On his next sortie, however, a strike against the “Big City” on the night of the 23rd-24th, as a member of Sergeant R. L. Hands’ crew, his Lancaster was shot down by an Me. 110 night fighter piloted by Oberleutnant Paul Zorrner - one of three bombers claimed by him that night. Coombe’s aircraft crashed near Diepholz, all of the crew being killed and, having been buried locally by the Germans on Christmas Day, were re-interred in Hannover War Cemetery after the War
2769 CoombeKeith AnzacFlying Officer416829AustraliaRAAF512 Sqd RAF
1944-06-07RAAF Honour Roll
2770 CoombridgeT WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-27LancasterINN710AA-QMepal1226RheydtCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2771 CoombsG FFlying OfficerBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIW4824VN-ZSkellingthorpe945Bois de CassanCrashed at PontoiseKilledVal d'Oise Communal Cemetery
2772 CoonsMerle M CaptainO-737733USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group38th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2773 CoopeASergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-23HalifaxIIILW168DY-OPocklington1157MulheimCrashed at KrefeldPoW
2774 CooperJ A GFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIILM624DX-AEast Kirkby1631GravenhorstKilledRunnymede
2775 CooperThomas NoelFlight Lieutenant68807PilotRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqd
1944-11-06MosquitoFB.VIPZ2173P-KRAF Little Snoring, Norfolk1820Bomber SupportDitched North Sea?Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 202 Read Archive Report
2776 CooperRoger HughesFlight Sergeant1474128Wireless OperatorRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE173PM-FFull Sutton2140VireCrashed at CouloncesKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, XII.C.13-15 (Coll.)
2777 CooperE EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-05LancasterXKB768NA-EMiddleton St George1750SoestCollided with 426 Sqn Halifax VII LW200 OW-N & crashed at RugbyKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2778 CooperE JPilot OfficerBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICDV951Chipping WardenBremenCrashed at WietmarschenPoW
2779 CooperA J MFlight SergeantBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-12-30LancasterIIIPB621GT-NUpwood1823KolnCrashed at Koln-RodenkirchenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2780 CooperRaymond C.Sergeant3030985Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisSurvivedReport by Sgt Cooper (WO 208/5408/2003) I was the starboard waist gunner of a Fortress II which took off from Oulton at 18:45 hours on 12 Sep 44 for an attack on Frankfurt. We had trouble with the port outer engine, and had difficulty in maintaining our operational height of 19,000ft. This engine had been feathered about 20 minutes before Calais on the way home and at this time our height was 2,000ft. The port inner engine then developed trouble and our Capt told us to take up ditching positions. Our height was then 2,000ft. After passing over Calais the port inner stopped and the aircraft tipped up violently throwing me across the aircraft and as a result I lost consciousness. The next thing I remember was floating in the sea. I saw a dinghy which appeared to be empty but I was unable to reach it and a few minutes later, I was picked up by two German soldiers in a small boat. I was suffering from cuts in the face and body bruises and was taken to Hospital in Calais where my wounds were attended to. My flying clothing, identity discs, Pandora and purse were taken from me. I was transferred from the Hospital to a prison in Calais where I was kept until the prison received a direct hit by a bomb on 27 Sep. I was then taken to the cellar of a house where I remained until the entry of Canadian troops at 18:15 hours on 30 Sep 44. (French Crashes 39-45)
2781 CooperNorman LeslieSergeant16002171920NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW430C8-TLeconfield19:06BerlinClaim by Oblt Karl-Heinz Seeler 5./JG302 - 10km South of Juterbog: 5,800m at 22:57. Crashed in a field located in Gerbis, near Jessen.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 227Son of William John and Lydia Elizabeth Cooper, of Portsmouth.

A member of the crew of Halifax LW430. The remains of five crew members were discovered and reburied in Plot 14, Row K, Grave 8 of Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery in 2005. Unfortunately, it was not possible to identify the individual airmen.

The story of the recovery of the aircraft/crew available on request.
2782 CooperEFlight Lieutenant111769PilotFighter65 Sqd
1944-07-12MustangIIIFZ135RecceCrashed at EvreuxKilledDreux Communal Cemetery France
2783 CooperE RSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaInjured died 28/12/44Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
2784 CooperLSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
2785 CooperJoseph Arthur GordonFlying Officer26756AustraliaRAAF57 Sqd RAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
2786 CooperNorman AtholFlight Sergeant421978AustraliaRAAF59 Sqd RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
2787 CooperGeorge E 1st LtO-396628USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group412th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2788 CooteArthur WilliamFlight Sergeant1295109Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIIIED974OL-YWyton1603BerlinProbable claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - 20km NNE of Rathenow (EE9): 6,400m at 1920 hrs (Local). (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten). Crashed on the outskirts of Dreetz, 8 km South of Neustadt / Dosse (Brandenburg)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row D Grave 12Husband of Olive Mary Coote of Old Balderton, Nottinghamshire

The Burgomeister of Dreetz and several of the local inhabitants stated that the a/c was shot down by a night fighter. It exploded in mid air and crashed outside Dreetz. The bodies of six members of the crew were found scattered round the countryside. Nobody was sure that on the same night of the crash an airman who had parachuted was seen to pass through the village (Dreetz) and knock on the door of a house. The airman may have been Sgt MacKinnon (Extract from report by Berlin Detachment No 4 MREU signed by Sqn Ldr J W Willis-Richards OC Berlin Detachment dated 6 September 1947)
2789 CooterWilliam Mattison2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-70500727th January 1921, Oklahoma City, OklahomaAmericanCo-PilotAM (Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF8th Air Force303rd Bombardment Group (H), 360th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-09-28B-17G44-8330PU:DMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandMagdeburg (Mission #652), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledNetherlands American Cemetery Plot D, Row 12, Grave 3
2790 CopeJ FSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorKilled
2791 CopelandJohn Earl SnrStaff Sergeant37230355Born Montgomery County, Kansas June 7, 1922USAWaist GunnerUSAAF90th Bomber Group321st Bomber Squadron Heavy
1944-04-10B-24D Liberator#42-41188 'Hot Garters'Nazdab Air Base, Papua New GuineaAttack AA site Hansa Bay, Papua New GuineaShot down by AA fire over Madang. Papua New GuineaKilledTablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines

pacificwrecks.comFour of the 12-member crew exited the aircraft after it had been hit and those captured by the Japanese were murdered. Donald Crotteau was one of the men who bailed out, along with fellow crew members Hyler and Handleman. They were likely injured and managed to evade capture for two days. On April 12, 1944, however, they were captured and ultimately were murdered or died of their injuries. The other crew members went down with the plane and the entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Donald Greenman was another of the four who bailed out. He was likely captured on April 10, 1944 by a Japanese Army patrol sent to investigate a report of an enemy aircraft being shot down. Japanese records say a patrol captured an 'American pilot' (likely Greenman) and the next day took him to Diri and later he was walked or transported to Hansa Bay. The Japanese report says on April 16, 1944 four PoWs from the crash were transported to Bogia. According to the Japanese, two of the prisoners - Greenman and Handleman - 'died on route'. Possibly, this was a Japanese euphemism meaning they were murdered or otherwise killed. The fact is when Leading Private Oshina returned to Hansa Bay he had only two prisoners with him and Greenman was not one of them. William Hyler was reportedly captured by Japanese troops and murdered about 2 weeks later. Paulsen's remains were recovered and identified by American authorities on July 16, 2014 and he and the others identified were interred on March 18, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours.
2792 CopemanG DSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND471DX-AEast Kirkby2302WesselingDitched off East Anglia
2793 CoplandFrankPilot Officer161569Age 29Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command190 Sqd1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22 Read Archive Report
2794 CopleyR ALeading AircraftmanBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-13BattleIL5324PH-Souge1750Foret de GaultCrashed near St-Barthelemy FranceEvader
2795 CoppolinoDomenic A 2nd LtO-829649USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group366th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2796 CopsonDSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIJB351QR-Skellingthorpe2333Scholven-BuerCrash landed at Woodbridge Suffolk on returnInjured
2797 CorbinHenry L 2nd LtO-766438USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2798 CordnerJFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
2799 CordonLeslie TheodoreSergeant2211649Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command1654 HCU
1944-06-07StirlingIIILK594Not knownRAF Wigsley, Lincolnshire300TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilled.Liverpool Cemetery (Allerton) Sec. 2F. C. of E. Grave 241 Read Archive Report
2800 CorkC SFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ711KN-TFull Sutton2325SterkradeLost target areaPoW

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