website statistics
26-07-1944 367th FG 393 FS 9th U.S.A.A.F. P-38J 44-23650 1st Lt Cooksey. Location: Ibsley (Station No.347 U.K.)
Mission: Not known.

Date: 26th July 1944

Unit:: 367th FG, 393rd FS, 9th U.S.A.A.F.

Type: Lockheed P-38J.

Serial: 44-23650'

Coded: 8L-

Location: Ibsley (Station No. 347, Hampshire, England)

PILOT: 1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey. 0-756502. U.S.A.A.F. Killed.

REASON FOR LOSS:


Lt. Cooksey was killed as a result of a mid-air collision, after taking off on a mission on July 26th 1944. His aircraft
colided with P-38J. 42-68044 flown by Lt. Robert M Brandt. A 3rd P-38J 42-68186 flown by Lt. Robert R Green was also hit by
the debris and lost a gearbox and propeller. Lt. Green maintained control of his aircraft and managed to make a single
engine at Stoney Cross. Both other pilots safe.

Pasted Graphic
1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey with his P-38 (Brownless/Croft)

(2) 367th Memorial
367
th FG Memorial at Ibsley, Hampshire, England.


BURIAL DETAILS:

1st Lt. Albert B Cooksey. 0-756502, is buried in The Golden Gate National Cemetery, Bruno, California, U.S.A.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless & Mike Croft in 1995, page updated August 2014.
web-archive-battle-of-britain-squadron-aircrew-remembrance-society-aircrew-rememberedarsbannersmallhome2
The British Library is preserving this site for the future in the UK Web Archive at www.webarchive.org.uk All Aircrew Remembered on our Remembrance pages, are therefor not just remembered here, but also subsequently remembered and recorded as part of our nation’s history
and heritage at The British Library.