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Cosson Farm Bombing Site

Cosson Road
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Walton County

This site is located in the Northwest region of the state.


From the intersection of US 331 and Bob Sikes Road (SR 280) in DeFuniak Springs, travel west on Bob Sikes Road to Pleasant Ridge Road. Turn left onto Pleasant Ridge Road and continue to the intersection of Nelson Road, Cosson Road, and Senterfitt Road. Take Cossin Road (middle road) and continue approximately three miles to the sign marking the site of the Cosson Farm.

At this site on August 11, 1944, occurred the horrific bombing of the James Cosson home. As family members began to depart from the Friday evening gathering, U.S. Army Air Force pilots accidentally dropped bombs killing four of their number. While never fully understood, failure of bomb release mechanism became the official explanation of this tragedy. The Cosson Farm site is marked with an identifying sign, which lists the names of those civilian victims.