Lt.Norman Cook

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  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    1/Lt. Norman J.Cook, P-47D # 44-19746, "Lillian VI", 406th FG/ 512th FS, MACR 9290

    Armoured recce mission to Strasbourg,Germany. Aircraft was engaged in Dogfight with ME-109s.
    Last seen at 16.30hrs with ME-109 on his tail near Pfaffenhoffen Germany. POW

    Jaap
     
  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Jaap,
    In reviewing this loss from what source did you find the last seen reference to Pfaffenhoffen, Germany (this would be deep into Germany for a 9th Air Force sortie in Sept 44)? Not finding this is MACR 9290. In fact this MACR is in error on pages 2 and 4 identifying the target or operational area as Strassburg, Germany, when in fact it is Strasbourg, France (however they wish to spell it in the MACR)
    44-19746.JPG
    Image source http://www.512thfightersquadron.com/44-19746.htm

    Overview Loss of Lt Cook in 44-19746 28Sept44
    Overview Loss of Lt Cook in 44-19746 28Sept44.jpg

    2nd Lt Norman J Cook, O-700201 departed the 406FG field located at Mourmelon-le-Grand, France (ALG A-80) 49° 6′ 45″ N, 4° 22′ 20″ E in an armed reconnaissance mission on 28 September 1944 to Strasbourg, France. Tangled with several ME-109’s and lost the fight crashing about 8 miles / 13 km N.W. of Haguenau, France. The page 5 MACR map makes this pretty clear even with more town name misspelled
    MACR_9290_Page_5_44-19746_crash Map.jpg
    Battle front lines 01 Nov 1944
    01 Nov 1944 GerWW2BattlefrontAtlas.jpg

    5 page MACR 9290 https://www.fold3.com/image/28665719
    POW Stalag Luft 3 https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...6&tf=F&q=O&700201&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=54863

    Not able to find Lt Cook's original enlistment record or a findagrave page. Searched Ancestry.com but too little information just from his POW record. Several wrong Norman J Cook's investigated none seemed correct.

    Scott
     
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  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

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