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John Dowdy (#47791572)
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I live in Aberdeen Maryland.
Amateur genealogist and historian.

Thanks to all that have provided grave photo's,
Memorial transfers and Biographical information.
This is a great resource. Thanks to all.

8th Air Force Sources
"The Mighty Eighth War Diary" by Roger Freeman
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American battle monuments commission.

USAAFDATA American Air Forces lives lost during WW2

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Jim Hom
I prefer not to transfer.
Added by Kat on Dec 22, 2014 4:16 AM
Billie Lumley
Harvey Lee Lumley
Thank you for you suggested updates to our cousin's memorial. I have posted the updated bio info noting that you created a second memorial today for Harvey listing him as lost at sea. I don't think Find A Grave really approves of duplicate listings for person, although I don't know what the correct etiquette would be in a case such as this.
Again, thank you for the additional details and for helping others with keeping memories alive and honoring our military.
Added by Billie Lumley on Dec 21, 2014 3:48 PM
Douglas Dudewicz
RE: Carl M. Recio
John. I am fairly new to Find-A-Grave but now have looked around a bit more and really appreciate what you have done with your military virtual memorials/virtual cemetery. I am currently in the Army and think this is a great way to not only memorialize but also track those from various events, dates, ships, etc. Appreciate all you do and I am glad I was able to add one to your memorial. Doug
Added by Douglas Dudewicz on Dec 17, 2014 5:54 PM
Douglas Dudewicz
Carson Moss Harris - ship R.P. Resor
Hello John Dowdy

I found your listing of the R.P. Resor which had a great description of the attack form the U-boat and the listed of the MIA/KIA. I came across a tombstone of one of those KIA in a cemetery in Pennsylvania. I am unsure if the name on your list can be linked or not but the find-a-grave memorial info is: Carl M. Recio

Created by: Douglas Dudewicz
Record added: Dec 14, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 140001530

St. Joseph's Cemetery in Throop, Pennsylvania

I have added your write up of the ship incident to his memorial.

I am not related that I know of but have several hundred relatives at this cemetery and have taken pictures of every tombstone at this cemetery. It is primarily a Lithuanian Parish Cemetery for St. Joseph's and St. Michaels parishes in Scranton, PA.

Thanks, Doug Dudewicz
Added by Douglas Dudewicz on Dec 14, 2014 12:37 PM
Argonne Forrest Campbell
Hi, I just read your message to Marcus Whitt #47392540 you mentioned Argonne, I would love to find more information on him, he was my Grandfather's nephew.

Here's your message, I copied and am pasting. Thank you for your time and assistance!!!

RE: Sgt Lamuel Lamaskas
try google b24 42-51320
and google 465th bomb group or 782nd bomb squadron

Whitman is listed as Roger L. Whitman in

KIA crew Argonne F. Campbell - and Whitman, Whitman dies 4 days after Campbell possibly of wounds
Added by Homesick4la on Dec 07, 2014 6:16 PM
Your photo request for Thomas O'Malley
Holy Cross is HUGE. Impossible to locate a grave without the Burial Plot. Please call the TOLL FREE Phone: (888) 919-7926. Ask for Burial Plot. It is a TOLL FREE call. Please. Volunteers need the Grave Location. The Office will NOT allow us to ask for more than 2. There are over 45 without the Burial Plot.
Added by BobBoston on Dec 05, 2014 1:26 PM
RE: John W. Shaw
We'll have to see in the spring when we get a photo of the grave down in Steele County. Otherwise all John Shaw's in national Archives are accounted for.
Added by ShaneO on Dec 02, 2014 8:53 PM
RE: Sarah Courtney, Memorial# 100211167
Thanks for the reply, John. If you're not related to Sarah, I guess I have a better chance of being related. Go ahead and transfer her memorial, if you wish. I'll take good care of her.


Added by cmarek on Dec 01, 2014 4:12 PM
Bobby Lofton
Clinton Crum ownership
Mr Dowdy I have just transferred ownership to you for Clinton Crum. Thanks for what you doing for the Military. It's gonna to pay off generations later. Bobby Lofton
Added by Bobby Lofton on Nov 30, 2014 9:21 PM
Tim Longan
RE: Myron H. Longan Jr.
I'm sure his obit was on there. I will have to check and see if anyone else in the family remembers. At this time I do not want to manage it.
Added by Tim Longan on Nov 29, 2014 5:18 PM
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