487th Bomb Squadron

B-25 Pilot Charles M. Cook

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CHARLES COOKARMY AIR CORPS FLIGHT RECORD

WWIIIN THEATER APRIL 1944-FERUARY 1945

 

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MISSIONS LIST AND LINKS

MISSIONS LIST AND LINKS

 

 

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CHARLES COOK487th Bomb Squadron Corsica Combat Missions

 

 

 

 

Flew 201 sorties in theater Mar, 1944 to Feb, 1945 including training and combat

 

 

 

 

NUMBER

MISSION DATE

TARGET(Italy or N.B.)

COMMENTS

 

 

 

Some comments are from Harvey Hyland's Log Book

1

April 3, 1944

Orvieto RRB 9.5 SE

 

2

April 4, 1944

Perugia A/D

 

3

April 6, 1944

Perugia A/D

Hot flak;Cook's ship 105 flak holes;

 

 

 

2 ships down (7K and 7T); 1 with rt. Engine on fire

 

 

 

slow spin until blew up at 500 feet; 2nd with

 

 

 

1 engine out crashed into mtn.: 4 chutes;

 

 

 

George Simpson made it back to base.

4

April 7, 1944

Ficulle RRB

 9N Crew wounded and returned to base

5

April 8, 1944

Orte N RRB

No flak

6

April 13, 1944

Ficulle NW RRB

No flak

 

 

 

Moved from Guado Base to Alesan, Corsica

7

April 15, 1944

Viterbo A/D N

 

8

April 15, 1944

Marsciano RRB

 

9

April 16, 1944

Todi N RRB

 

10

April 17, 1944

Todi 5N RRB

 

11

April 22, 1944

Todi 5N RRB

 

12

April 22, 1944

Ficulle NW RRB

 

13

April 24, 1944

Orvieto NW RRB

Charles Cook to 1st Pilot

14

April 28, 1944

Orvieto RRB 9.5 SE

 

15

April 29, 1944

Terni Viaduct

 

16

May 12, 1944

Itri

No drop- clouds

17

May 12, 1944

Itri Rd Junction

Hot flak: 1 plane hit, down in flames, no chutes

 

May 13, 1944

Germans attack Alesan Air Base

487th: 1 dead, 2 wounded;

 

 

 

340th BG: 14 dead, 30 wounded

18

May 14, 1944

Arezzo RRB 2.5 W

Hot flak

19

May 16, 1944

Orvieto M/Y E Choke Point

 

20

May 18, 1944

Viareggio RRB

No flak

21

May 19, 1944

Pontassieve RRB

Maiden mission of 7C McKinley Jr. High

 

 

 

Hot flak

22

May 22, 1944

Cave Road Block

No flak

23

May 26, 1944

Piteccio Viaduct

 

24

May 27, 1944

Castiglione Fiorentino RRB

 

25

May 27, 1944

Brat/Necropoli Rd/RRB

 

26

May 28, 1944

Pisa-Albavola RRB

 

27

May 29, 1944

Bucine Viaduct

 

28

May 31, 1944

Grottafarra Rd Block

 

29

June 1, 1944

Fossato Viaduct

No flak

30

June 2, 1944

Civita - Castelano RRB

Light flak

31

June 3, 1944

Vernio RRB

 

32

June 4, 1944

Vernio RRB

 

33

June 5, 1944

Orte RRB

Flak- not accurate

34

June 5, 1944

Narni Factory RRB

 

35

June 6, 1944

Orvieto Rd Br

D-Day N. France Normandy

36

June 10, 1944

Fano M/Y

7D holed: Nosed at Alesan (Littlefield)

37

June 14, 1944

Pietrasanta Br / Savaiona Via

 

38

June 22, 1944

Gricigliana RRB

7C McKinley Jr High Shot down; 4 chutes

 

 

 

 

39

July 1, 1944

 Prato RR Br and tunnel

 

40

July 14, 1944

Carbola RR Br

 10 ME-109 and FW-190 bandits

41

July 15, 1944

Ferrara RR Br

 1 ship holed; Lt Frazier wounded

42

July 15, 1944

Villa Franca RR Br Hwy Br

 

43

July 20, 1944

Mantua S. RRB

 

44

July 22, 1944

Ronco - Scrivia Br

 

45

July 26, 1944

Ostiglia Rd / RRB

Heavy flak "sky was black"†† 5 shipsholed (7T)

46

July 30, 1944

Ferrara Rd / RRB

 6 ships holed; Lt B. Bloomberg wounded

47

August 2, 1944

Nice, France RRB N

Prepare for S. France D-Day

48

August 11, 1944

St. Tropez, France Shore Battery

 

49

August 12, 1944

Porquerolles , France Guns

 

50

August 13, 1944

LaCiotat, France Coastal Guns

 

51

August 15, 1944

Antheor Beach Viaduct France

S. France D-Day

 

 

 

 

52

August 15, 1944

Avignon RR Br

 Hot flak: Cook-controls hit but hit target-got Dist. Flying Cross; 486th plane down in flames

53

August 19, 1944

Orange RR Br, France

 

54

September 4, 1944

Canneto RRB

No flak

55

September 12, 1944

Solignano RRB

 

 

September 22, 1944

 

Return from R&R in Egypt and Holy Land

56

October 12, 1944

S. Bologna Ammo Stores/Depot

Light flak; B-17's caught hell: 1 shot down

57

November 6, 1944

Trento transformer station

Brenner Pass "Flak Alley"

58

November 19, 1944

Faenza N RRB

 

59

November 28, 1944

Magenta Rd & RRB

Hot flak

60

December 10, 1944

Calliano RRB

Brenner Pass: Hot flak, 3 ships down, 2 in flames; P-47's dogfight ME-109's

 

 

 

 

61

December 14, 1944

Calliano RRB

Brenner Pass

62

December 27, 1944

Borovinica E RR viaduct

Yugoslavia: No flak

63

December 29, 1944

Porodenone RRB

 

64

December 30, 1944

Calliano RRB

Brenner Pass: target clouded

65

January 3, 1945

Lavis RRB

Brenner Pass

66

January 4, 1945

Ala (Trento) RRB

Brenner Pass

67

January 15, 1945

SanMargherita S RRB

Brenner Pass; 1 wounded- Lt Frazier

68

January 17, 1945

Rovereto RRB

Brenner Pass;1 ship holed

69

January 20, 1945

Trento MY

Brenner Pass;6 ships holed; 7L Shot down

70

January 27, 1945

Bressana-Botarone RRB

Brenner Pass

71

January 28, 1945

S Michelle RRB

Brenner Pass

72

January 29, 1945

Rovereto RRB

Brenner Pass;3 ships holed; 7B Sgt White wounded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lists above and below were compiled from different sources.Some inaccuracies are noted but I did the best with the evidence I have.

 

NUMBER

COMBAT

TARGET(Italy or N.B.)

ASSIGNED

PILOT

COPILOT

NAVIGATOR

BOMBARDIER

RADIO

WAIST

TAIL

 

MISSION DATE

 

PLANE

 

 

 

 

GUNNER

GUNNER

GUNNER

1

April 3, 1944

Orvieto RRB 9.5 SE

081 7F

CH Knapp

CM Cook

CD Woods

CD Woods

RE O'Bryant

J Cote

LT Gorden

2

April 4, 1944

Perugia A/D

620 7K

LM Lewis

CM Cook

AH Vervacke

AH Vervacke

ML Gamage

RE Gerhardt

CE Fey

3

April 6, 1944

Perugia A/D (Aerodrome)

649 7P

LM Lewis

CM Cook

F Risch

F Risch

ML Gamage

RE Gerhardt

RJ Lincks

4

April 7, 1944

Ficulle RR Br S

962 7D

BJ Barry

CM Cook

MA Currentz

EL Elsner

TR Olander

WC Drause

DE Longwedel

5

April 8, 1944

Orte N RRB

081 7F

RD Schooley

CM Cook

OO Stokes

OO Stokes

CL Fritch

TC Iwan

GF Becker

6

April 13, 1944

Ficulle NW RRB

647 7A

RD Schooley

CM Cook

ES Johnson

ES Johnson

CL Fritch

TC Iwan

JA LeBaron

7

April 14, 1944

Vitterbo A/D

647 7A

WW Holmes

CM Cook

ME Thompson

ME Thompson

WL Woodwards

CE Fey

CD Stephenson

8

April 15, 1944

Marsciano RRB

647 7A

WW Holmes

CM Cook

ME Thompson

ME Thompson

EE Mathurin

CE Fey

CD Stephenson

9

April 17, 1944

Todi 5N RRB

452 7S

WW Holmes

CM Cook

CR Klebes

CR Klebes

EE Mathurin

LJ Crosby

CD Stephenson

10

April 18, 1944

Ficulle NW RRB

647 7A

WW Holmes

CM Cook

ES Johnson

ES Johnson

EE Mathurin

LJ Crosby

CD Stephenson

11

April 22, 1944

Todi 5N RRB

653 7W

WA McLaughlin

CM Cook

ES Johnson

ES Johnson

BA Zucker

LR Robinson

JB Faylor

12

April 24, 1944

Orvieto RR Br N

649 7P

CM Cook

FF Hauser

HS May

HS May

JH Rogers

WC Drause

RS Lincks

13

April 28, 1944

Orvieto S. RR Br

653 7W

CM Cook

DW Hurlbut

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

EG Graham

LS Young

JT Edwards

14

April 29, 1944

Terni Viaduct

530 7U

CM Cook

AE Chandler

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

TR Olander

WC Drause

JE Kelley

15

May 12, 1944

Itri Rd Junction

031 7Z

CM Cook

RF Rushton

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

Cl Harding

16

May 14, 1944

Arezzo RRB 2.5 W

056 7T

CM Cook

G Farnham

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

HJ McClernon

LJ Crosby

JN Hogarth

17

May 16, 1944

Orvieto M/Y E Choke Point

510 7F

CM Cook

FE Porter

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

HJ McClernon

CD Stephenson

FA Rech

18

May 18, 1944

Viareggio RRB

531 7R

CM Cook

FE Porter

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

WW Triunfo

CD Stephenson

FA Rech

19

May 19, 1944

Pontassieve RRB

656 7C

WA McLaughlin

CM Cook

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

HM Hyland

ED Simonson

R Bishop

20

May 22, 1944

Cave Road Block

988 7V

CM Cook

FE Porter

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

TR Olander

RE Gerhardt

JO Parks

21

May 26, 1944

Piteccio Viaduct

065 7X

CM Cook

FE Porter

M Holzman

M Holzman

TR Olander

RE Gerhardt

JO Parks

22

May 27, 1944

Castiglione RR

065 7X

CM Cook

FE Porter

JC Miller

JC Miller

TR Olander

RE Gerhardt

LJ Crosby

23

May 27, 1944

Brat Rd and RR Br

510 7F

BJ Barry

CM Cook

CC Klujsza

JL Williams

EE Mathurin

EE Ryerson

ET Padon

24

May 28, 1944

Pisa Albavola Rd and RR Br

704 7A

CM Cook

FE Porter

M Holzman

M Holzman

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

RS Lincks

25

May 29, 1944

Bucine S Viaduct

031 7Z

CM Cook

FE Porter

M Holzman

M Holzman

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

JA LeBaron

26

May 31, 1944

Troop concentration at F919497

704 7A

CM Cook

FE Porter

GH Smith

GH Smith

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

RE Gerhardt

27

June 1, 1944

Fossato viaduct

656 7C

CM Cook

FE Porter

JP Mako

JP Mako

GL Lewis

JC Holloman

JC Dinkler

28

June 2, 1944

Civita Castellana Rd Br

081 7N

CM Cook

FE Porter

GH Smith

GH Smith

TR Olander

RE Gerhardt

EW Bartley

29

June 3, 1944

Vernio RR Br

478 7J

CM Cook

FE Porter

EA Gurrant

EA Gurrant

TR Olander

EW Bartley

RE Gerhardt

30

June 4, 1944

Vernio N RR Br

722 7U

CM Cook

FE Porter

MJ Lukas

MJ Lukas

TR Olander

RE Gerhardt

JN Hogarth

31

June 5, 1944

Narni Rd Brs

039 7Y

CM Cook

FE Porter

MJ Lukas

MJ Lukas

TR Olander

GF Becker

FA Rech

32

June 6, 1944

Orvieto Rd Br

540 7E

CM Cook

FE Porter

MJ Lukas

MJ Lukas

TR Olander

GF Becker

RT Egan

33

June 10, 1944

Fano M/Y

039 7Y

OB Parish

CM Cook

CD Woods

CR Klebes

EG Graham

LS Young

JT Edwards

34

June 16, 1944

Pietrasanta Rd and RR Brs

722 7U

CM Cook

RW Spurling

GE Butterfield

GE Butterfield

TR Olander

GF Becker

LJ Crosby

35

June 22, 1944

Griciliana RR Br

066 7M

CM Cook

TJ Doyle

GE Butterfield

GE Butterfield

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

GF Becker

36

July 1, 1944

Prato RR Br and tunnel

039 7Y

CM Cook

KG Sparling

GE Butterfield

GE Butterfield

TR Olander

LJ Crosby

RS Lincks

37

July 14, 1944

Carbola RR Br

066 7M

CM Cook

NH Byars

C. Genian

C. Genian

TR Olander

KH Hill

RJ Mottola

38

July 15, 1944

Ferrara / Villa Franca RR Brs

738 7G

CM Cook

RF Rushton

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

TR Olander

GF Becker

RJ Mottola

39

July 15, 1944

Ferrera Hwy Br

 

CM Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

July 20, 1944

Mantua (Mantova) RR Br

722 7U

CM Cook

FL Holley

NE Gibson

NE Gibson

G Dranchak

GF Becker

RJ Mottola

41

July 22, 1944

Ronco Scrivia RR Br

570 7H

CM Cook

WJ Smith

WF McTernan

G Dranchak

G Dranchak

GF Becker

CD Stephenson

42

July 26, 1944

Ostiglia RR Br

531 7R

WJ Smith

CM Cook

B Bloomberg

B Bloomberg

TR Olander

GF Becker

RJ Mottola

43

July 30, 1944

Ferrara Rd Br

738 7G

NH Byars

D Konigsberg

CM Cook

GH Smith

JH Rogers

 

 

44

August 2, 1944

Var River Rd Br #4 Nice (France)

531 7R

CM Cook

WJ Smith

MJ Lukas

MJ Lukas

TR Olander

GF Becker

RJ Mottola

45

August 7, 1944

Lavoulte RR Br (France)

570 7H

CM Cook

WJ Smith

GE Butterfield

GE Butterfield

RE Lemkuhl

GF Becker

JW Miller

46

August 11, 1944

St. Tropez E Gun Pos. (France)

570 7H

CM Cook

WJ Smith

MJ Lukas

MJ Lukas

TR Olander

GF Becker

D Angelini

47

August 12, 1944

Porquerolles Gun Pos.(France)

541 7B

WJ Smith

CM Cook

CF Donovan

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

L Cerbara

48

August 13, 1944

La Ciotat Gun Pos (France)

066 7M

CM Cook

WJ Smith

CF Donovan

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

D Angelini

49

August 14, 1944

Frejus E Gun Pos. (France)

540 7E

CM Cook

WJ Smith

CF Donovan

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

JW Miller

50

August 15, 1944

Antheor Beach Viaduct (France)

540 7E

CM Cook

WJ Smith

JF Craber

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

PE Sekaras

51

August 15, 1944

AvignonRR Brs (France) PM

541 7B

CM Cook

WJ Smith

CF Donovan

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

JL Parks

52

August 19, 1944

Orange RR Br (France) AM, PM

066 7M

CM Cook

WJ Smith

CF Donovan

CF Donovan

TR Olander

GF Becker

JT Edwards

53

August 21, 1944

Parma W RR Br

570 7H

OB Parish

CM Cook

JF Graber

CR Klebes

EG Graham

LS Young

JT Edwards

54

September 4, 1944

Canneto-Sesto Calende RR Brs

731 7S

CM Cook

RL Owen

C Genian

C Genian

TR Olander

GF Becker

JW Miller

55

October 12, 1944

Bologna ammo stores / bivouac

731 7S

WB Suthers

CM Cook

LF Rabet

HH Frazier

JH Collomore

EP Simonson

L Cerbara

56

November 6, 1944

Trento/Borgo/Castel Novo

731 7S

CM Cook

HE Jones

VJ Lyle

HH Frazier

JH Ramsey

L Cerbara

LJ Crosby

57

November 19, 1944

Faenza N RR Br

731 7S

CM Cook

WA McLaughlin

E Eustis

HH Frazier

LC Lambert

PE Sekeras

EL Byerly

58

November 28, 1944

Magenta Rd and RR Br

011 7K

CM Cook

WA McLaughlin

C Genian

HH Frazier

JH Ramsey

JW Austin

JF Thornsberry

59

December 10, 1944

Calliano RR Br

540 7E

CM Cook

FL Holley

CF Donovan

HH Frazier

HM Hyland

LCerbara

GF Becker

60

December 14, 1944

Calliano/Chivasso RR Brs

510 7F

CM Cook

FL Holley

VJ Lyle

HH Frazier

TR Olander

L Cerbara

GF Becker

61

December 27, 1944

Borovinica RR viaduct

540 7E

BO Lyons

CM Cook

JF Quinlan

FL Cormack

JS Wisenowski

J Lieberman

NC Thomas

62

December 29, 1944

Pordenone RR Br

731 7S

JR Rambo

CM Cook

JF Quinlan

DD Cuthbertson

RW Carlson

WA Lee

PE McDonnell

63

January 3, 1945

Lavis RR Viaduct

731 7S

CM Cook

D Konigsberg

J Polanko

HH Frazier

GL Lewis

L Cerbara

EA Kenyon

64

January 4, 1945

Ala (Trento) RR Br

541 7B

CM Cook

DA Peters

VJ Lyle

HH Frazier

CF Fredericks

FC Williams

FJ LaPierre

65

January 9, 1945

PonteTidone RR Br

570 7H

CM Cook

DQ Smith

VJ Lyle

HH Frazier

JS Wisenowski

L Cerbara

EA Kenyon

66

January 15, 1945

San Margherita RR Br

541 7B

CM Cook

OB Parish

HL Trudell

HH Frazier

JS Wisenowski

J Lieberman

PH Mabe

67

January 17, 1945

Rovereto RR Br

570 7H

EW Oviatt

CM Cook

HH Frazier

WA Bruce

JN Reynolds

MJ Michel

DM Kenney

68

January 20, 1944

Trento M/Y (marshalling yard)

570 7H

CM Cook

WB Hogge

VJ Lyle

HH Frazier

RW Carlson

L Cerbara

EA Kenyon

69

January 27, 1945

Bressana-BotaroneRR Br

731 7S

CM Cook

WE McGiffin

VJ Lyle

WE Krebs

C Stejskal

RJ Ingley

EA Kenyon

70

January 28, 1945

San Michele RR diversion

731 7S

CM Cook

WE McGiffin

VJ Lyle

WE Krebs

C Stejskal

RJ Ingley

EA Kenyon

71

January 29, 1945

Rovereto RR diversion

540 7E

CM Cook

WE McGiffin

DC Solether

WE Krebs

PH Mabe

L Cerbara

EA Kenyon

 

Note that my father Charles Cook was probably suffering from actual combat fatigue from August 21, 1944 until completing his required (70) combat missions.

 

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Flight Surgeonís comments

 

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The form that all received after 70 missions.

 

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