6 december 1944 14:44 uur B-17 G 43-37927 486BG/833BS USAAF Noordzee, tussen de pieren van IJmuiden
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'The Last Roundup' was hit by Flak over the target. The battle-damaged aircraft was escorted by fighters over the Netherlands but in the end, shot down by Flak over IJmuiden. It crashed between the piers at IJmuiden harbour. The Fortress was on an operation to the Leuna oil refinery at Merseburg (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany).
Bruce C. Alexander, Pilot, 2nd Lieutenant, O-760522 USAAF / Margraten WOM, Limburg
Charles B. Bryson, Co-Pilot, 2nd Lieutenant, O-771285 USAAF / buried USA
Roy J. Sykora, Navigator, Flight Officer, T-130000 USAAF / Margraten WOM, Limburg
Walt C. Hummel, Bombardier, 1st Lieutenant, O-732847 USAAF / buried USA
Roy L. Henry, Engineer, Corporal 39838448 USAAF / buried Fort Gibson National Cemetery in the USA
Robert Carleton Cooke, Radio Operator, Corporal, 36747223 USAAF / buried USA
Isadore Wolstein, Ball Turret, Gunner Corporal, 17118603 USAAF / Margraten WOM, Limburg
Dwight K. Shurtleff, Waist Gunner, Corporal, 31141379 USAAF / Margraten WOM, Limburg
Chester Zolynski, Tail Gunner, Staff Sergeant, 33333655 USAAF / Margraten WOM, Limburg
Zie ook Americanairmuseum.com
Zie ook www.findagrave.com
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Chicago Tribune 12/17/1948 Abstract
Cpl. Robert E. Cooke, 8th Air Force, formerly of 2525 Arthur av., lost in action over Germany, 12/6/1944, former husband of Phyllis Cooke Sannem, father of Gray Robert Cooke, brother of Thomas. At chapel 5501 N. Ashland av., until noon, Sat. 12/18. Service and interment private.