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James Cochran '43

Date of birth: June 11, 1920

Date of death: February 5, 1947

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


James was lost when his F4U-4 Corsair crashed at sea on February 5, 1947 while operating from USS Randolph (CV 15). Another aircraft from the same squadron was also lost on that day.


James married Loraine Green on April 4, 1943, in the Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Md.

Class of 1943

James is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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