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"We Remember"
by Dwayne O'Brien

2nd Lt. Harold L Cooke
722nd Squadron


Cadet Picture - 1943



Harold Cooke wrote about his experiences as a POW
and used his own illustrations throughout the book



Book Cover



As a member of the Gillespie Crew flying aboard Tanta Liza, Harold was shot down on 25 February 1944



S/Sgt. Arthur R. Vance was Killed in Action



After being captured, Harold was taken to a Luftwaffe Guard House



Harold became Prisoner (kgf) 2915



POW Data Sheet



Receipt for his GI Navigator Watch



May 13 1945 - Barth, Germany
Entrance to Stalag Luft 1 U



Harold's roommates - Room #6, Barracks 103



Inside Room #6
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POW Entertainment



Scene from "The Man Who Came To Dinner"



Scene from "El Rancho Raunchy"



A Kriege Christmas - 1944



The Mess Hall



In Early 1945 the Mess Hall Burned Down



"Roun' the Benders" Orchestra



Musical Program - Front Page



Musical Program - Part I



Musical Program - Part II



Protestant Choir



Catholic Choir



Glee Club



Glee Club



Bombardier Wings made from a Wooden Bed Slat



Artistry made from a Dismantled Chair - Obverse



Artistry made from a Dismantled Chair - Reverse



Inside The Compound
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About Harold Cooke



Letter from his sisters



Part II



Letter from his mother



Part II





Sadly, Harold Cooke took his last flight in January 1998

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