Lt. William Kirby Conk (above) came home for a brief visit yesterday after receiving his commission as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces Saturday at Ellington Field, Tex. He is the son of Aid. and Mrs. Sydney P. Cook, 1132 Martin PI.
Pilot’s Wings Won By William Cook
William Kirby Cook, 22, son of Ald. and Mrs. Sydney P. Cook, 1132 Martin PI., who received his pilot's wings and commission as a second lieutenant Saturday, visited his parents here for a few hours yesterday.
Lt. Cook, who left here for duty at an unannounced base, flew to Ann Arbor following his graduation Saturday at Ellington Field, Tex.
A graduate of Ann Arbor High school and the University of Michigan, class of 1941, Lt. Cook enlisted in the Army Air Forces in June of 1942 and began training Sept. 1 at Kelly Field, Tex.
He later trained at Corsicana and Greenville, Tex., before moving to final school to Ellington Field and instruction as a bomber pilot.
Before beginning military service, Lt. Cook was a traffic representative for United Airlines in Detroit.