W. D. Cooper

Korean War
RankEnsign U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJanuary 21 1954
National Defense Service Medal
Ensign Cooper was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ensign Cooper was a crew member of a P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 7, based at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii. On January 21, 1954, as the plane was making a landing approach it crashed into the southeast slope of Mount Puu Kaua, Oahu, killing 7 crewmen.