2nd Lt. Lawrence G. Cook, ASN O-735053

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 436th Bombardment Squadron

Copilot - Reese Crew

Air Medal    Purple Heart

Killed In Action: 28 Ot 43

Cook was the co-pilot on B-24 #42-40248, part of a group of planes on a bombing mission to Toungoo. On the second bombing run, a three plane formation got out of position and when they dropped their bombs, one struck the wing of Cook's plane. The bomb did not explode, but the plane burst into flames, dropped off to the left for about one thousand feet and then exploded. All aboard were killed.

Cook was from Los Angeles, CA. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Lt. Lawrence Cook

Lt. Cook's Find-A-Grave.com Memorial

9th BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel