Sgt. Mayo G. Cox, ASN 13142542

Flight Maintenance Gunner - Murrell Crew

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 492nd Bombardment Squadron

Enlisted: 3 Feb 43    To Theater: 16 Oct 44

Arrived, India: 2 Nov 44   Departed for ZI: 26 Oct 45

Arrived, USA: 14 Nov 45   Separated: 21 Nov 45

Pre-flight Training: Maxwell Field - 8 weeks

Airplane Mechanic School: Kessler Field - 19 weeks

Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster    Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon

World War II Victory Medal    Good Conduct Medal

(Info/Images Courtesy of Mayo G. Cox)

Sgt. Mayo Cox

Part of the Murrell Crew (Cox, 3rd from right)

From Missing Air Crew Report #10630 - Plane 44-41439 [with Murrell & Crew] departed Suichwan, China on a Routine [gas-haul] Flight to Lu-liang, China at 1700 hours, 17 December 1944. At 2100 hours they contacted the Chanyi tower indicating that they were short of gas, but did not give their location. No further word has been received and the crew is still missing. Plane and crew belong to the 7th Bombardment Group (H), 10th Air Force, and were on Detached Service with the 308th Bombardment Group (H).

SSgt. Cox and crew survived their bail-out and, with the assistance of locals, were returned to friendly territory. They returned to duty on 5 January 1945.

Photo Collection of Sgt. Mayo Cox
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492nd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel