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Emil Cohen

Military

Informed that he was possibly the youngest pilot in the 8th Air Force, confirmed that he was the youngest Jewish pilot

Service

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Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37667 Barbara Jane

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 709BS/447BG Rattlesden 20/6/44; training mission 6/4/45 with Winston Johnson, Ray Parks, Walt Vukelic, Bob Woodbeck, Bob Schnug (5WIA), rest ?, crashed four miles W of Meltham Moor...

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Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Hinsdale Street, Brooklyn

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2021 02:40:11 pamccolgan Changes to media associations
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447 Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 00:50:10 pamccolgan Changes to role
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447

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 00:49:15 pamccolgan Changes to person associations and mission associations
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447th Bomber Group Loading lists

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 00:14:26 pamccolgan Changes to mission associations
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Pictorial history of the 447 Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2021 00:12:42 pamccolgan Changes to mission associations
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Pictorial history of the 447 Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2021 19:14:38 pamccolgan Changes to person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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447 Bomb Group History and Loading lists

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2020 14:12:00 Emily Changes to unit associations and media associations
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Cohen's image and squadron identified by user Tim Motz in David M. Ganz, B-17 Production: Boeing Aircraft: 25 April 1944–22 June 1944 while undertaking research into photos of crews in the pictorial history of the 447th Bomb Group.

User profile for Travelahead who is Cohen's confirms he was pilot of B-17 "Barbara Jane"

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2019 15:26:26 Travelahead Changes to nickname, biography and awards
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Son of Emil Cohen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945

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