James W. Cobb

Recent Address: 1294 Cimarron Cir. NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905
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Family Info: Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James D.; Wife: Rose; Sons: James Jr., Terry, Mike, and Don
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Date Entered Service: January 13, 1942
Service Number: 12615A
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Salina, KS (July, 1943)
Missions Flown: 37 in B-29; 168 missions in B-25, B-24 and B-17
Hump Missions: 11
Targets: China, Korea, Formosa, Japan, Burma and Manchuria
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: Primary, Basic & Advanced Flying School Jan-Dec 1942; B-17 Instructor School Jan-Feb 1943; Air Tactical School Sep-Dec 1947
MOS: MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft, MOS 6416-Supply Staff Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: Lt. Colonel
Crew Type: Flight crew
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Date Transferred from the 58th: June, 1945
Date Discharged: 1966
Post WWII Service: Continuous Service 1942 to 1966, retired in July, 1966
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Corporate Pilot. Cameraman and Film Manager for Washington Red Skins
Thoughts About the 58th: Flew fifteen 18-hour missions in 30-day period with 58th Bomb Wing. Flew 168 anti-sub and bombing missions out of Africa. Flew as instructor pilot in B-17 and B-24 aircraft. Served as Materiel Staff Officer SAC, Air Staff and JCS Staff. Aircraft Commander B-36, B-47, B-52, and KC-135 Bomb Groups and refueling squadrons.
Comments: Lt. Col. Cobb passed away July 16th 2007

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