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Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class Arthur Almond Cooper.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 102 (VPB-102), United States Naval Reserve.
Arthur is born approx. 1919 in District of Colombia.
Father, Arthur B. Cooper.
Mother, Elizabeth A. Cooper.
Brother, Thomas A. Cooper.
Arthur enlisted the service in District of Colombia with service number # 8365897.
Arthur’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a PB4Y-1- were,
Lt. Robert L. Holahan Pilot
Ltjg. Roy B. Anderson Jr. Co Pilot
Ens. Edward J. Lowder Navigator
AOM3c. Earl E. Beard Bombardier
S1c. Carl A. Brannan Jr. Radio Operator
Amm2c. Leslie M. Burril Engineer
Amm3c. Arthur A. Cooper Nose Turret
Arm3c. Ramon C. Fowler Top Turret
Amm3c. Harvey M. Jackson Right Waist
S1c. August J. Long Jr. Left Waist
Arm3c. Vernon M. McCloskey Ball Turret
Afc3c. Daniel H. Webster Tail Gunner
Arthur was KIA on a daylight attacked to Marcus Island in this attacked the were shot down on May 9, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Arthur is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to http://members.tripod.com/vpb_102/information/vpb102_action_report.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/