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Jacob Cohen

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23918 'Marcia Ann ' which was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. He was 1 oth the 2 crewmembers who bailed out to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Cohen was injured and sent to a German military hospital until he was able to walk. He was then imprisoned at Stalag Luft1where he was eventually liberated by Russian forces. This unit of the 44th was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23918 'Marcia Ann'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Temporary attached to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Werner Neustadt 1-Oct-43 mission launched from North Africa (TDY 9AF). - 2 x KIA, POW. MACR 2806.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Malden, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol I p. 298, by Bishop and Hey, 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy p.128-quoted

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