Veterans' Memorial Project

Loyd Franklin Cox

Johnston City, IL

World War II

Graduation Year: Attended 1942

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 10/13/1917

Date of Death: 11/08/1945

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 articles

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