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Cobb Lawrence L.

Monuments

B-17 43-39338

Name:
Lawrence L. Cobb
Rank:
Major
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Unit:
15th Troop Carrier Squadron
Date of Death:
1946-11-01
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Maj Lawrence L. Cobb, co-pilot of the B-17 43-39338, took off from Capodichino Air Base in Naples, Italy at 2 a.m. on a transport mission to Bovingdon, England. Despite the severe threat of thunderstorms along their flight path, Upham decided to fly anyway. Only one routine radio message was received shortly after takeoff. The aircraft had crashed into the mountainside of the Aiguille-des-Glaciers, killing all aboard.