670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. Ralph L. Cochran

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  34764279

Killed In Action - Jul 19, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 30-Mar-1923, Georgia

Entered Military Service: Date: 18-Mar-1943 At: Ft Mcpherson, Atlanta, GA From: Douglas County, Georgia
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 34764279

Buried: Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia, Section K Site 4007-A

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Notes:
Sgt Robert L. Cochran was killed in action when he was struck by flak while on an operational mission near Bruz, France. F/O Robert T. Byrne, Jr., pilot, made an emergency landing at Strip A-14 in an effort to obtain immmediate medical attention for the gunner.

Description:
Flight Officer R.T. Byrne was forced down on the beach-head. One of his gunners, Sergeant Ralph L. Cochran was killed by flak. He was buried in the Monarch Cemetery at Blosville, France.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 15777 and Mission # 102




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