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Albert Terrell Brooks
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1910
Death: Apr. 22, 1944

Son of Albert Sinder Brooks and Edna Davis Paschal
Husband of Celia Irene Goss
Killed in airplane crash during WWII

The April 29, 1944 edition of the Greensboro [NC] Record included: Sgt A. T. Brooks Dies in Accident - Sgt. Albert Terrell Brooks, 33, army air corps, was killed in an airplane accident in England, April 22, according to a war department message received here last night by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Brooks, 808 Lexington avenue. Details of the accident were not available. Sergeant Brooks taught four years in the Varina public schools and for five years was principal of Creswell public schools following his graduation from Wake Forest college in 1932. [From another obituary: He received a master's degree from Wake Forest in 1942 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was president of the Hellenic Council.] He had also been employed as a staff member several summers on the Raleigh News and Observer. He was inducted into the army in October 1942 and had been in England since July 1943. Surviving besides the parents are his wife, formerly Miss Celia Goss of Varina; two sisters, Miss Sue Brooks of the home and Mrs. A. W. Greeson, Jr. of Greensboro, and two brothers, Charles Brooks of the home and Pvt. Robert Brooks, army stationed overseas.

His body was brought home and buried four years later:

The August 20, 1948 edition of the Greensboro [NC] Record included: Funeral for Sgt. Albert Terrell Brooks, 33, of Greensboro who was killed in an airplane crash April 22, 1944 will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow...Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery...

NOTE: His body was evidently later moved from Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro to Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Fuquay Varina to be buried with his wife, Celia Irene Goss who died in 1972.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Albert Sinder Brooks (1886 - 1946)
  Edna Davis Paschal Brooks (1890 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Celia Goss Brooks (1913 - 1972)
 
 Siblings:
  Albert Terrell Brooks (1910 - 1944)
  Isabel Paschal Brooks Greeson (1912 - 1997)*
  Charles Franklin Brooks (1915 - 1975)*
  Sue Brooks Davis (1927 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
NC WWII
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Fuquay-Varina
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Martie Groome-McGirt
Originally Created by: Carolyn Goddard
Record added: Mar 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25284235
Albert Terrell Brooks
Added by: Rick
 
Albert Terrell Brooks
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Added by: owenjulia
 
 
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Killed in the crash of B-17G # 42-31988. Served with the 11th Station Complement of the 351st Bomb Group.
- Bob Markham
 Added: Mar. 7, 2010
 
 
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