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26-07-1944 367th FG 393 FS 9th U.S.A.A.F. P-38J 44-23650 1st Lt Cooksey. Location: Ibsley (Station No.347 U.K.)
Mission: Not known.

Date: 26th July 1944

Unit:: 367th FG, 393rd FS, 9th U.S.A.A.F.

Type: Lockheed P-38J.

Serial: 44-23650'

Coded: 8L-

Location: Ibsley (Station No. 347, Hampshire, England)

PILOT: 1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey. 0-756502. U.S.A.A.F. Killed.

REASON FOR LOSS:


Lt. Cooksey was killed as a result of a mid-air collision, after taking off on a mission on July 26th 1944. His aircraft
colided with P-38J. 42-68044 flown by Lt. Robert M Brandt. A 3rd P-38J 42-68186 flown by Lt. Robert R Green was also hit by
the debris and lost a gearbox and propeller. Lt. Green maintained control of his aircraft and managed to make a single
engine at Stoney Cross. Both other pilots safe.

Pasted Graphic
1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey with his P-38 (Brownless/Croft)

(2) 367th Memorial
367
th FG Memorial at Ibsley, Hampshire, England.


BURIAL DETAILS:

1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey. 0-756502, is buried in The Golden Gate National Cemetery, Bruno, California, U.S.A.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless & Mike Croft in 1995, page updated August 2014.

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