Photo of Capt. Forrest M. Cox in front of plane

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Title

Photo of Capt. Forrest M. Cox in front of plane

Subject

WWII
World War II
U.S. Air Force
Decatur, IL.

Description

WWII - Herald and Review Library; Cox, Capt. Forrest M., 5/24/1943. Article on back of photo: "Captain, Real World War Vet, Awarded Six Medals: Capt, Forrest M. Cox, former Decatur pilot, has engaged in aerial battles on nine fronts during the war and earned six medals from several Allied governments. Now working as an instructor at Luke Field, Ariz., he is demonstrating to cadets the flying techniques he has learned facing Japs, Nazis, and Italians in the air. England, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Ceylon, North Africa, India, China, and Assam were the places where Capt. Cox fought in a space of less than a year and a half. Attended J.M.U.: After leaving Millikin University, where he was a student from 1938 to 1940, he put the flying experience he had gained as a pilot at Decatur airport to good use when he joined the Eagle Squadron of the R.A.F. in England. the blitzes were still on when he teamed up with other American fliers to fly for the R.A.F. and he saw considerable action over the English Channel before being assigned to duty as a catapult pilot of a freighter bound for Singapore." Complete article was published in the Decatur Daily Review, Mon., May 24, 1943, p.12.

Creator

Photographic Laboratory, Luke Field, Arizona

Source

Luke Field, Ariz.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

5/24/1943

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org These materials cannot be used with prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF111

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10"

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/25656/archive/files/3819c1751e1cb75434471e416de3fdec.jpg

Citation

Photographic Laboratory, Luke Field, Arizona, “Photo of Capt. Forrest M. Cox in front of plane,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed April 9, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/109.