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Surname COOK   Initials E T   First Name EUGENE THOMPSON  
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Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J12958  
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Additional Info (J12958) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron - Award effective 15 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 March 1945 and AFRO 721/45 dated 27 April 1945. Home in Calgary; enlisted Edmonton, 16 July 1941. Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 2 January 1942), No.2 AOS (graduated 11 April 1942), No.8 BGS (graduated 6 June 1942) and No.1 ANS (graduated 20 July 1942). Invested with award 9 July 1949. No citation other than "completed...many successful operations against the enemy in which [he has] displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty." Public Records Office Air 2/9051 has recommendation dated 19 December 1944 when he had flown 37 sorties (154 hours 15 minutes), 15 March to 12 December 1944.



15 Mar 44 Stuttgaart 3 Aug 44 Bois de Cassan

18 Mar 44 Frankfort 4 Aug 44 Drossy

11 Apr 44 Aachen 16 Aug 44 Kiel

22 Apr 44 Dusseldorf 29 Aug 44 Stettin

24 Apr 44 Karlsruhe 3 Sept 44 Eindhoven

26 Apr 44 Essen 11 Sep 44 Gelsenkirchen

27 Apr 44 Friedrichshafen 15 Sep 44 Kiel

6 June 44 Longues 17 Sep 44 Boulogne

8 June 44 Foret de Cerisy 20 Sep 44 Calais

9 June 44 Fougeres 25 Sep 44 Calais

15 Jun 44 St.Pol 7 Oct 44 Cleve

18 Jun 44 Montdidier 19 Oct 44 Stuttgart

2 July 44 Cisemont Nuville 25 Oct 44 Essen

10 Jul 44 Nuport 28 Oct 44 Cologne

12 Jul 44 Rollez 2 Nov 44 Dusseldorf

22 Jul 44 Coulon Villiers 6 Nov 44 Gelsenkirchen

23 Jul 44 Foret du Croc 21 Nov 44 Ashaffenburg

27 Jul 44 Chateau Bernapre 12 Dec 44 Essen

30 Jul 44 Battle area

Flight Lieutenant Cook has completed 37 operational sorties, all of which have been Marker sorties in the Pathfinder Force. Many of the sorties have been on heavily defended German targets.



This officer is a sound and reliable navigator who has always carried out his work with zeal and determination. He has taken part in Master Bomber and long stop missions, and has displayed great keenness and courage in this operational work. Beneath a quiet and unassuming manner he has plenty of grit and a commendable zest for operations.



He has displayed loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.  
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Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  20/03/1945  COOK, F/L Eugene Thompson (J12958) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron.
Award effective 15 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 March 1945 and AFRO 721/45 dated 27 April 1945.
Home in Calgary; enlisted Edmonton, 16 July 1941.
Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 2 January 1942),
No.2 AOS (graduated 11 April 1942),
No.8 BGS (graduated 6 June 1942)
and No.1 ANS (graduated 20 July 1942).
Invested with award 9 July 1949.

No citation other than "completed...many successful operations against the enemy in which [he has] displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty."

Public Records Office Air 2/9051 has recommendation dated 19 December 1944 when he had flown 37 sorties (154 hours 15 minutes), 15 March to 12 December 1944.


15 Mar 44 Stuttgaart
18 Mar 44 Frankfort
11 Apr 44 Aachen
22 Apr 44 Dusseldorf
24 Apr 44 Karlsruhe
26 Apr 44 Essen
27 Apr 44 Friedrichshafen
6 June 44 Longues
8 June 44 Foret de Cerisy
9 June 44 Fougeres
15 Jun 44 St.Pol
18 Jun 44 Montdidier
2 July 44 Cisemont Nuville
10 Jul 44 Nuport
12 Jul 44 Rollez
22 Jul 44 Coulon Villiers
23 Jul 44 Foret du Croc
27 Jul 44 Chateau Bernapre
30 Jul 44 Battle area
3 Aug 44 Bois de Cassan
4 Aug 44 Drossy
16 Aug 44 Kiel
29 Aug 44 Stettin
3 Sept 44 Eindhoven
11 Sep 44 Gelsenkirchen
15 Sep 44 Kiel
17 Sep 44 Boulogne
20 Sep 44 Calais
25 Sep 44 Calais
7 Oct 44 Cleve
19 Oct 44 Stuttgart
25 Oct 44 Essen
28 Oct 44 Cologne
2 Nov 44 Dusseldorf
6 Nov 44 Gelsenkirchen
21 Nov 44 Ashaffenburg
12 Dec 44 Essen

Flight Lieutenant Cook has completed 37 operational sorties, all of which have been Marker sorties in the Pathfinder Force. Many of the sorties have been on heavily defended German targets.

This officer is a sound and reliable navigator who has always carried out his work with zeal and determination. He has taken part in Master Bomber and long stop missions, and has displayed great keenness and courage in this operational work. Beneath a quiet and unassuming manner he has plenty of grit and a commendable zest for operations.
He has displayed loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

ORB 31/3/45 
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Source Date Comments
LG 36997  20/03/1945  DFC Notification