Pilot Officer Robert James COOK

Service No: 442489
Born: Prospect SA, 27 August 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 August 1943
Unit: No. 5 Service Flying Training School, Uranquinty NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 5 Service Flying Training School Wirraway aircraft A20-245), Uranquinty, 15 June 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Wagga Wagga War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Fred Clare Cook and Lilian Rose Cook, of Glandore, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Marion SA
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 15 June 1945, Wirraway A20-245 was destroyed in an accident in which its two crew members were killed. The crew members were:

Pilot Officer Robert James Cook (442489) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer John Verney Reed (419833) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/1053

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