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Spencer Raymond Cooper , Jr.

Date of birth: June 15, 1931
Date of death: MIA: April 7, 1952
Home of record: Albany New York
Status: POW

Although officially listed as "Missing in Action," the Air Force concluded "The information pertaining to reports of A/2C Cooper being a POW is probably true."

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Airman First Class Spencer Raymond Cooper, Jr. (AFSN: AF-21900368), United States Air Force, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with the 90th Bombardment Squadron in Korea.

Action Date: Korean War

Service: Air Force

Rank: Airman First Class

Battalion: 90th Bombardment Squadron

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

Airman First Class Spencer Raymond Cooper, Jr. (AFSN: AF-21900368), United States Air Force, was captured by communist forces after he was shot down over North Korea on 7 April 1952, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: Air Force Manual No. 200-25, Department of the Air Force (January 16, 1961)

Action Date: April 7, 1952 - Died in Captivity

Service: Air Force

Rank: Airman First Class

Battalion: 90th Bombardment Squadron

Division: Prisoner of War (North Korea)