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Tim Cook (#46481904)
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Bio Photo I have been researching some of the 36,000 + Army Air Forces personnel who died in the line of duty, of non-combat causes during the World War II era in service-related accidents. It is said that more
than 15,500 Army airmen were killed in airplane accidents between 1941 and 1946, within the borders of the U.S. and it's territories. They gave their all and died in the service of their country, but received no purple hearts and virtually no mention in the history books and have largely been forgotten by time.

For corrections, additions, or requests for transfer of memorial, please use the Edit tab, and select Suggest a Correction or Provide Additional Information to make any update requests. It is much easier to handle the issue this way, rather than a personal message.

I am happy to update any memorial, including family links. But I DO NOT like adding census information, copies of death certificates and please do not add long obituaries to the "photo" area. The information can be condensed and pasted into the bio area. If you don't have the time to type out the obituary, just email it to me. I will add it and give you credit for finding it.
I appreciate any information that can "round out" someone's bio.

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Patti Johnson
Herbert Sonnenberg
I have updated his Memorial. I found their date
of Death as 20 August 1942, (from 2 newspaper accounts) as wells as from 2Lt. Boguard's Headstone Application. They were with the 483rd School Squadron. I added the headstone app photo to Lt. Boguard's Memorial, & a snippet from the Univ. of Mich. I added the text of the Newspaper Articles to Lt Sonnenberg's memorial. Thanks for all you do at Find A Grave. God Bless. Patti
Added by Patti Johnson on Aug 28, 2016 9:51 AM
deanna french
Jackson S.D. CW.Vet;J.P.Eddy
I am a Vt Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our "old soldiers" that had ties to Vt. J.P. Eddy is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial page, to post on the Vt. (

You would receive credit for this.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 23, 2016 8:42 AM
Carole Fudge/Ragain
Photos for Cavaness men
Thank you for taking the photos for Geo r Cavaness, David Cavaness and Amos Cavaness in Greenwood Cem. in Davis Co. Nebr. They are very good.
Added by Carole Fudge/Ragain on Aug 22, 2016 5:12 PM
Dale & Corinne Wise
Haley 59514189
May I ask why there are four pictures, the same? It is to leave no more room for others or documentation Dale Wise
Added by Dale & Corinne Wise on Aug 22, 2016 10:19 AM
Janie Light
SGT John Walter Lunsford
Thank you so much for the additional information on his death. The information has been added to his bio. And thank you for all of your hard work and for passing on the information you find.

Janie Light
Added by Janie Light on Aug 22, 2016 7:05 AM
Kathy Jennings Brown
Lena Reynolds, Williamson County
I've forwarded your email to the person who submitted the bio and info on this memorial.
Added by Kathy Jennings Brown on Aug 21, 2016 10:14 PM
SSGT John Kelsey #122336821
Received your edits. All posted. Thank you so much for all your information and all the hard work you do.
Added by TombstoneChavers on Aug 20, 2016 1:59 PM
Janie Light
SGT John Walter Lunsford
Thank you so much for the information on his death location. He was my 1st cousin 2 times removed. I knew he died in the service of his country, I just didn't know where.

Janie Light
Added by Janie Light on Aug 19, 2016 7:02 AM
George Oesterreicher.
Thanks for the information.
Added by Phillip on Aug 18, 2016 10:26 PM
George C. Oesterreicher
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Added by Phillip on Aug 18, 2016 2:47 PM
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