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Grant Hubert Cory

First Lieutenant Grant Hubert Cory was a member of the 38th Fighter Sqd., 55th Fighter Group, stationed at Air Station 159, Wormingford, Essex, UK. This was the first P-38 unit in the ETO in WWII. He was the pilot of P-38, serial number 42-104284, which took off on 23 June 1944, with 3 squadrons of P-38s, 49 planes, to bomb the bridge at Sens, FR. He was shot down at 1430 by flak, the plane exploded and crashed at the Guinette Farm, Etampes, 12 miles NE of Dreux, FR. He is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at the Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, FR, and on a headstone in the East Helena Cemetery, Helena, MT. He left behind a wife, Marjorie, and a daughter, Mary Ellen, whom he had never seen. Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart.

Ken Bow, CAF Colonel, Freeland, MI

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