2nd Lt Jackie Coogan (1941-1945)
Actor 2nd Lt Jackie Coogan
US Army Air Corps
Short Bio: Best remembered as Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family” TV series from the late 60s, Coogan enlisted in Army Mar 1941. After Pearl Harbor, requested transfer to Air Corps as a glider pilot. He was made a Flight Officer and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Grp. In Dec 1943, sent to India where, using gliders, airlifted Brit troops during the night aerial invasion of Burma, landing them in a small clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines.
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