Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: J/22347.
Regiment: 430 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force Tuesday 6th June 1944 Age 23County Memorial Upton nr Chester area
Grave\Panel Ref: XXIV. H. 2.

Flying Officer Jack Scott Cox, a pilot with 430 Squadron. Killed in action when his P-51 Mustang was shot down during a low-level reconnaissance flight. From Brockville, Ontario, age 23. Buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France. The official record states Jack was " missing in air operations June 6th, 1944. The rest of the story: he was assigned that morning to escort some bigwigs who wanted to see the sights that morning on D Day. They came under attack from a German fighter. His squadron mates heard Jack's desperate repeated Radio Transmissions to the unwary unresponsive sightseers to " break break break" . Perfect wingman that he was he took the bullets for them and they made it home. Jack Cox is a Canadian hero, unknown and unheralded. Son of George and Agnes Forrest Cox, of Brockville, Ontario. Husband of Hilda Ruth Cox, of Upton, Cheshire, England. The two had been married for only three months before he left for war.

The Cheshire Roll of Honour would like to thank Simon Gildea for this information on Jack.