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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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Find A Grave Memorial No. 82087617
You have not yet approved my edit to change the name from
Jacob F. Ferderick
Jacob Frederick

His surname has several spellings, with FREDERICK being the exact phonetic English spelling of the original Prussian pronunciation.

FERDERICK is not a surname for anyone, but it was a typographical error commonly made on manual typewriters, coincidental to the sequencing of the finger movements. University Hospital took the information for his death certificate from his sister, Christine Frederick Brackett; but was typed later by a clerk with the initials JLH at the county medical examiner's office. It was obviously NOT proofread by any family member. His burial record and grave marker carried the typo version on through.

There is no middle initial on the death certificate, nor in the 1910 and 1915 North Dakota State censuses.

Please approve the edit, which simply corrects a typo to acknowledge the person.

Thank you.

Dave Frederick
Billings, Montana
Added by Dave on Jun 03, 2015 2:53 PM
Lieut Lion Tyler Miles
Find A Grave Memorial# 56784256

Very belated thanks for the photo of his name on the Tablets of the Missing. Much appreciated.
Added by SLGMSD on Jun 02, 2015 5:04 PM
Jan Franco
RE: Carl Scharmer
You're welcome. Thank you for posting him.
Added by Jan Franco on Jun 01, 2015 6:35 PM
Loren Bender
Neal Slinker
Thanks Tom for the information on the crash and death of Neal Slinker!! Loren
Added by Loren Bender on May 27, 2015 6:35 PM
Aircraft Hunter
RE: Crash Site
I have been to the Mt. Harrison crash site. Do you live in Idaho? There are actually two B-24 crash sites between Carey and Burley, Idaho, both from 1943. I'm currently looking for both. There won't be any large pieces left, just debris fields of small pieces. I've been in contact with the son of the sheep herder who found #42-7074 and rescued the survivor. The BLM is involved, and is talking about using high resolution satellite images and using a drone to check the area.

Added by Aircraft Hunter on May 27, 2015 9:22 AM
Re: Clarence Bryson
Thank you so much for the photos for Clarence. I truly appreciate all the hard work that you do. I have been working for some time on military from my area, with a special interest in those on the Honor Roll from WWII. I still have about five more requests for that cemetery. The request list is so long that fulfilling them all must be a monumental task for those taking and editing the photos. Thank you again and if I can ever be of help to you let me know.

Added by JC on May 26, 2015 4:22 PM
Re: Richard Sample
Hi Tim,

I notice that you are looking for military that died in plane crashes in the states during WWII. You have a photo request for Richard Spangle in Butte Co. Cemetery with a death date of Sept. 16, 1943. I was wondering if the Richard Spangle that you are looking for had a death date of Dec. 6, 1943. See memorial #3542683. According to a note on the US National Cemetery Interment forms he was one of six who was killed in a plane crash at Huntington Lake, CA in 1943.

Added by JC on May 26, 2015 4:10 PM
Francis Allan Rider
Thank you for the photos from the tablet of the missing wall for Francis. I appreciate your time and effort. Great timing getting posted for Memorial Day.
Added by Brian on May 25, 2015 11:36 PM
Dan Phelan
Harry E. Hubbard photo
Hello Tim, and thank you very much for the great photos of Harry Hubbard's name on the Wall. I really appreciate it.
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD
Added by Dan Phelan on May 25, 2015 5:49 PM
Photo of Stanley Prosser

Thank you very much. This means so much his cousin will be surprised. He never thought he would see this.

Thank you
Added by Anonymous on May 25, 2015 1:02 PM
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