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Ralph L Cox

Military

5 kill ace (1 ME-109 + 4 FW-190)

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 67th Fighter Wing
  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron
  • 370th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-11348 'Little Dixie' 'Oh Nurse!'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal A/C of Major Ralph L Cox. Re-assigned to Lt Donald G Page.

  • 44-72154

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. To France post-war as R7-L [Groupe de Reconnaissance 1/33, Groupe de Reconnaissance 2/33].

Associated Place

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Pasadena, CA, USA 1941
Based 1944 – 30 September 1944

Assigned to 67th Fighter Wing.

Based East Wretham 30 September 1944 – 2 March 1945

Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based East Wretham 2 March 1945 – 22 September 1945

Transferred to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 18 May 1945

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 22 September 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2018 21:29:23 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2017 04:17:43 fugari Changes to nickname, service number, role, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

cook

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History

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