Cook, Orville Melvin, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 131X, VA-125 Rough Riders
Service Years
1942 - 1951
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Savanna, Illinois

Casualty Date
Jul 18, 1951
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesNaval Reserve AssociationTailhook AssociationUSS Lexington CV-16 Association
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1942, Naval Reserve Association [Verified]
  1943, Tailhook Association
  1944, USS Lexington CV-16 Association [Verified]
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1951, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
NROTC (Faculty Staff)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.USS Lexington (CV-16)
USS Randolph (CV-15)VA-923USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)VA-125 Rough Riders
  1942-1942, University of Southern California NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1943-1943, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1943-1944, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1944-1944, 131X, USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1945-1945, 131X, USS Randolph (CV-15)
  1950-1951, 131X, VA-923
  1950-1951, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1950-1951, 131X, VA-125 Rough Riders
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lieutenant Cook was the pilot of an AD-3 Skyraider dive bomber with Attack Squadron 923 aboard the aircraft carrier USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CV-31). On July 18, 1951, after attacking a bridge target in North Korea, he failed to meet at the rendezvous point with the rest of the flight. He was listed as Missing in Action and was presumed dead on May 19, 1954.
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