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Cooper, Arthur Almond

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

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

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/

Patrol Bombing Squadron 102 (VPB-102)
Cmdr. James H. Fletey
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class