Leading Aircraftman James Albert COOK

Service No: 131706
Born: Bellingen NSW, 4 September 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 March 1943
Unit: No. 76 Squadron (Detachment at No. 481 Maintenance Squadron), Bofu Japan
Died: Ground Accident, Bofu Japan, 9 May 1947, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Andrew Benjamin and Ethel Cook; husband of Edith Lucy Cook, of Kendall, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 104, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Leading Aircraftman Cook, a Driver Motor Transport, died as a result of injuries received in the early hours of the morning of 9 May 1947 when he apparently fell from an emergency escape rope hanging from the second floor window of his barracks block at Bofu, Japan. Various members of the RAAF had been using the rope as a quick means of exit and entrance to the building.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/1410

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