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Cooper Jr. , Gilbert V.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Gilbert V. Cooper Jr..

Unit/Placed in, 389th Bomber Squadron, 312th Bomber Group (Light).

 

Gilbert is born approx. 1903 in Kentucky.

 

Father, Hiram Cooper.

Mother, Ida D. Cooper.

Brothers, Russell and Herbert Cooper.

 

Gilbert enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 15336632.

 

Gilbert’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a A-20 were,

1st Lt. Walter H. van          Pilot

Sgt.    Gilbert V. Cooper      Gunner

 

 

Gilbert was KIA when they were hit by Anti-Aircraft and exploded on July 9, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Gilbert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/312th_Bombardment_Group.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/

 

https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/a-20/43-21430.html

 

 

389th Bomber Squadron
312th Bomber Group
A-20 Havoc
His rank Staff Sergeant