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David Westheimer
Birth: Apr. 11, 1917
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 2005

Novelist. A native Texan, he graduated from San Jacinto High school in 1933, worked for the Houston Post as a journalist from 1940 to 1960. Moving to Los Angeles to write full time, he was author of fifteen novels and one non-fiction book. He is well known for his best sellers "Von Ryan's Express," a 1965, 20th Century Fox Oscar-nominated movie and "My Sweet Charlie," a 1966, Emmy Award television movie. In the Army Air Forces during WW II, as a navigator on a B-24 bomber that was shot down in 1942, he spent 28 months in POW camps. He also served in the Korean War and left the service as Lieutenant Colonel, recipient of an Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. "The Greast Wounded Bird", is recollections of World War II, and his last novel, "Delay En Route," was published in 2002, is a lighthearted tale of an American POW. Cause of death: Heart failure Survived by wife: Dody & son: Fred D. Westheimer. (bio by: GW) 
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: GW
Record added: Nov 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12335401
David Westheimer
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David Westheimer
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David Westheimer
Added by: L.A. Morgue Files
 
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Since We've Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today David, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014

- Jo Gilbert Parker
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
Thank you for your service to this country Sir.
- Amanda Bridges
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014
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