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Robert J Cooper

Military

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While searching for ground targets to strafe, his section turned into enemy fighter force [30+E/A], became detached from formation and was shot down in P-51B 42-106855 near Ully St George, KIA. 18-Aug-44. MACR 8141.

Awards: PH.

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. ...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

Aircraft

  • 42-106855

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. While searching for ground targets to strafe, section turned into enemy fighter force [30+E/A], A/C became detached from formation and was shot down, pilot Lt Robert J Cooper KIA. 18-Aug-44. MACR 8141.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1940
Enlisted Illinois, USA 1942
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 27 July 1944 – 18 August 1944

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 60730 Ully-Saint-Georges, France 18 August 1944 – 18 August 1944

While searching for ground targets to strafe, his section turned into enemy fighter force [30+E/A], became detached from formation and was shot down in P-51B 42-106855 near Ully St George, KIA. 18-Aug-44. MACR 8141.

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Interred
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2018 18:55:18 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529847814-robert-j-cooper
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_co...

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 13:06:26 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Cooper&GSfn=Robert...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8141 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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