Albert C. & Clint H. Cox
Sergeant Cox Home After 54 Missions
After completing 54 operational missions over occupied
Sergeant Cox, who has been stationed with the ninth Air Force in
Sergeant Cox received the Air Medal in
The homecoming of Sergeant Cox was a double event for the Cox family, for his brother, Clint H. Cox, motor machinist’s mate, second class, U. S. Navy, whom he had not seen for the past 30 months is also home on leave.
The Cox brothers enlisted the day after
His most memorable flight was made over Pas de Calis. In this operation he flew without a parachute.
Sergeant Cox and Sergeant B. Ricardo were the only survivors of their crew on his 51st mission, which was also over Pas de Calis. On this flight their plane was badly damaged and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out while he attempted to return the ship to base. They landed in 20 acre woods in the middle of a 1,000 pound bomb crater.
Sergeant Cox, was cited for extraordinary achievement while serving as an engineer-gunner on a B-26 airplane on 25 bombardment missions over enemy occupied Continental Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on December, 1943. Displaying undaunted courage and commendable skill, Sergeant Cox, fighting from his gun position, warded off many enemy attacks thus aiding in the successful completion of the missions.
by Bushy Hartman