Re: [G104] "Cobra King" - crew
- Hi Cookie
Thanks for looking that up & putting names to the faces.
If the guys at the 37th AR REGT Park in Vilseck ever put a marker
in front of that Jumbo, I hope they will include the crew names as a
small way to honor them.
On another note...
Jacques Duquette has posted some pix of the Jumbo at Camp Ripley.
The turret serial number looks like 152.
The Registration Number is 3082947.
I believe this has been confirmed by the vehicle Serial Number 50350.
The story I heard was that this Jumbo was spotted on a range &
rescued by some National Guardsmen who were interested in its
historic value. Shot damage is evident.
It was reported that there may be the remains of another Jumbo
on one of the ranges at Camp Ripley.
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Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2001 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [G104] "Cobra King" - Lost near Gemuenden during
> I've got a copy of "Patton and the 3rd Army in the Bulge" by Guy Franz
> Arends. He has the photo of "Cobra King" with the sloppy repaint and
> IN BASTOGNE" painted on it. According to what he has in the book, the crew
> "Cobra King" was:
> Bow Gunner - Harold Hofner
> Driver - Hubert J. J. Smith
> Gunner - Milton Dickerman
> Tank Commander - Charles P. Boggess
> Loader - James G. Murphy
> Boggess gave a copy of the photo to Arends.
> Cookie Sewell