Veterans' Memorial Project
Loyd Franklin Cox
Johnston City, IL
World War II
Lt. Cox was one of 22 men killed in a mid-air plane crash at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a teacher at Johnson City, IL, High School before entering the Navy. In August, 1945, there was an announcement from 20th Air Force Headquarters that Lt. Cox was one of several Illinois men who were awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement in combat missions against the Japanese Empire. Lt. Cox is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale, IL.
-taken from Illinois Alumni News, May 1946, and June, 1946, and newspaper articlesSubmit additional information or comments