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Map carved by POW Harold Cooke

  • Published
  • By Danielle Almeter
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Plans call for this artifact to be displayed near the B-17F Memphis Belle™ as part of the new strategic bombardment exhibit in the WWII Gallery, which opens to the public on May 17, 2018.

POW Harold Cooke, a B-24 bombardier shot down over Regensburg in February 1944, carved this map from a chair seat with a table knife.

Click here for details about the Memphis BelleTM Exhibit Opening Events May 17-19, 2018.