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LT  Arthur A. COHEN

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: NAV
SERIAL #: O-880690 STATUS: KIA
MACR: 11362 CR: 11362

Comments1: 31 DEC 44 HAMBURG (EAC)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt William Mayo           P       KIA   31/12/44  HAMBURG
2nd Lt Albert L.Eib            CP      KIA   31/12/44  HAMBURG
2nd Lt Arthur A.Cohen      NAV    KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*
Sgt Peter Radich,Jr.         TOG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*
Sgt Robert J.Hayes          ROG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG
Sgt Robert E.Corum         TTE     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG                                    A/C#43 38381
Sgt Nelson R.Dickenson    BTG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG*                            MACR #11362,Microfiche #4181
Sgt Bernard P.Stell           WG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG
Sgt Luther C.Hudgens       TG     KIA   31/12/44   HAMBURG* 

418th Sqdn.  Crew,as above,from the MACR. Date of joining 100th Group not known. Crew was on it's sixth 
mission.

"Lt Mayo was heard on VHF saying he had lost two engines and might lose a third.Expected to ditch if he 
lost another. A/C was subjected to intense flak over Bremerhaven and was last seen over Spiekeroog 
island, 5345N   0743E."

The four marked with an asterisk are memorialized on THE WALL OF THE MISSING. AT CAMBRIDGE.

"Lt Mayo was heard on VHF saying he had lost two engines and might lose a third.Expected to ditch if he lost another. A/C was subjected to intense flak over Bremerhaven and was last seen over Spiekeroog island, 5345N 0743E." In all probability, this crew did crash or ditch in the area. The four marked with an asterisk are memorialized on THE WALL OF THE MISSING. AT CAMBRIDGE. On the mission to Hamburg on December 31, 1944, Lt Mayo was flying in the "B" Squadron, Low flight, last aircraft. At 12:25 pm William Mayo who had fallen out of formation and was jumped by fighters. Lt Mayo called on VHF over Bremenhaven at 13,000 feet in heavy flak with two engines out"

MEMO 2:

A. J. Cohen, Jr. - SAVANNAH - A. J. Cohen, Jr., 93, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Gloria Kelly Stein Cohen, died Wednesday afternoon, February 5, 2014, at Hospice Savannah. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was a son of the late A. J. Cohen, Sr. and the late Mildred Kahn Cohen. Mr. Cohen was a lifelong member and past president of Congregation Mickve Israel. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army where he was attached to the 100th Bomb Group of the Mighty Eighth during World War II. He later served stateside during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Cohen continued the tradition as a 4th generation merchant serving the Savannah community from 1859 until 1992. He retired after 40+ years as owner and operator of The Lady Jane Shop. Mr. Cohen was affectionately known as the Mayor of Bull Street. He believed strongly in community service. He served on the Park and Tree Commission for 17 years and was a past president of the National Retail Merchants Association. Mr. Cohen founded Lady Jane's Foster Children's Tennis Tournament and Road Race. He was a charter member of L'Alliance Francaise. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Gloria Kelly Stein Cohen of Savannah, GA; three sons, A. J. Cohen III and his wife, Kimberly, of Denver, CO, Sanford Marc Cohen of Flat Rock, NC, and George S. Cohen and his wife, Ruth, of Savannah, GA; one daughter, Julia Cecile Cohen of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, Addison J. Cohen, Chaya S. Cohen, Alexa G. Cohen, Laila R. Cohen and Jared S. Cohen, and one sister, Valerie C. Kassel and her husband, Milton, of Atlanta, GA. The funeral service will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Robert W. Haas. Remembrances: The Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum - Post Office Box #1992, Savannah, Georgia 31402 www.mightyeighth.org or the George and Julia Solomon Fund at Congregation Mickve Israel - Post Office Box 816, Savannah, Georgia 31402-0816 - www.mickveisrael.org. Please share your thoughts about Mr. Cohen and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com. Savannah Morning News February 8, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/savannah/obituary.aspx?n=a-j-cohen&pid=169563812&fhid=6031&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.WV3VpOlp.dpuf

KIA / MIA / EVA / INT INFORMATION:

TARGET: Hamburg DATE: 1944-12-31  
AIRCRAFT: (43-38381) CAUSE: EAC  

BURIAL INFORMATION

PLOT: ROW:  
GRAVE: Wall/Misng CEMETERY: Cambridge Military Cemetery  
ID: 937