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B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)
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Bio Photo I learned genealogy from the best - my parents! I am a fan of WWII and aviation history. I realize how important it is to memorialize our family and loved ones. I think FindAGrave is one of the greatest things ever invented.

I am placing USAAF airmen with their plane and crews in my virtual cemeteries. Folks, war is hell and so are aviation disasters. I do my best to be accurate and factual however tactful, and it is not possible to 'sugar coat' the events of WWII. My Uncle George Junior died in a horrific crash, but his last known words were truly heroic. No matter the circumstances, all who gave the ultimate sacrifice are heroes. I have personally found that the heroism overshadows the tragedy.

I AM SEEKING FAMILY CONTACTS for the sharing of BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, PHOTOS, OBITUARIES, AND SERVICE HISTORIES. Please know that, although I am adding war history and crash information, I am just as interested in the family information and other biographical details.

I am adding military service photos for the purposes of historical documentation and memorializing those that served our great country, and no infringement is intended, as for most service photos, the photographer is unknown, no longer with us, or it is a government photo. The source of the photo will always be given in the caption.

If you would like a transfer, simply ask and please tell me your relationship. I have no problem transferring to any that have a closer relationship than I do, only I wish to add my information first before transferring. I am not related to most, so if you are family, please don't hesitate to request a transfer.

I volunteer in honor of my Uncle, FO George Franklin Churchwell, Jr, 1923-1943. It means a lot to me to see flowers left for him or my other Uncles, BMC Hillery Lee Churchwell and Russell Owen Bean, who also experienced an early and tragic death.

email - b24copilotniece (at)
(take out the spaces and replace the 'at' with symbol!)

--Some of the memorials that I have added may have the interment date and not the DOD, so please send me any corrections you may have using the Edit button.

--Some food for thought on the 'copyright' of newspaper obits, visit here to learn more about the subject and caveats of 'fair use' -

--Things such as SACs work better with me if they are done in a polite and cordial manner.

>>>NEWS ITEMS<<< If you like my page, check out...
If you lost a loved one 'Over the Hump', please visit my friend Clayton Kuhles' website,WWII Aviation Researcher and Wreckfinder in the China-Burma-India Theatre
Military aviation accident reports are available via
If you would like to find specific information and photos for various B-24 Liberators in WWII, go to
Many of the American soldiers' graves in the American Battle Monuments Commission Cemeteries have been adopted by our friends in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit the Fields of Honor Database
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The Santa Barbara B-24 Disasters - A Chain of Tragedies Across Air, Land, and Sea
-by Robert A Burtness
--contributions by Jana Churchwell

**NOTE** The weblinks provided above and on a few select memorials are historic in nature and are for informational purposes.
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Charles A. Lewis
RE: Lt Gen Ramey
Thank you for the compliment.

Given your area of interest, I encourage you to visit my website at

Read about what we are doing and do some exploring. Maybe you will want to join with us in achieving a very worthwhile goal.

Added by Charles A. Lewis on Apr 22, 2014 8:24 PM
Margaret C Cowles
memorial #74072085
Sgt Joseph Marne Miller in Riverview Cemetery, St Joseph County, MI #74072085.

another AAF young lad.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Apr 09, 2014 10:33 AM
Margaret C Cowles
memorial #47338564
Sgt Elmer E Lewis AAF in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery #47338564
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Apr 02, 2014 1:07 PM
JJ DuPre
Just added a photo for JJ DuPre that I thought you might like to see.
Added by glenda on Mar 19, 2014 9:12 AM
RE: Columbus Rankin Wite and multiple wives
Columbus is a 1st cousin, 3 times removed. I have been doing research for 50+ years. Sometimes I develop an interest in a person/family unit without knowing why. With Columbus I just love his name and all the wives and children are interesting. My family lines trace back to Archibald White and William White in Cabarrus County mid 1700s. There was much marriage between cousins in the 1700s and 1800s. My great grandfather left NC with his family in 1899 and moved to Mississippi. A lot of North Mississippi families can trace back to the Cabarrus, Rowan, Mecklenburg area of NC. Thana
Added by TWC on Mar 09, 2014 11:22 PM
RE: Columbus Rankin Wite and multiple wives
Thanks so much for being willing to make the adjustments. I can be a little OCD at times. As I find Columbus's other children I will ask that they be connected to their parents. Hopefully the entire family will soon be linked. Thanks again!
Added by TWC on Mar 09, 2014 6:31 PM
Anna Duell Memorial
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by DeBo on Mar 08, 2014 7:11 PM
C-47A #43-15594 Lt Alpert Crash - Sitinak Island AK
Name replaced with handle! And I now have maintenance on J J DuPre so am getting his updated also! Now all I need is a photo of Louis Houck's stone to confirm his burial location. THANK YOU!
Added by glenda on Mar 02, 2014 9:58 AM
Betty Allaire
RE: FO Lawrence Larry Molloy Feemster
I am honored and you may use my photo I took of Lawrence Freester marker.

All the best,
Mrs. Betty Allaire
Added by Betty Allaire on Feb 24, 2014 12:27 PM
Kristie Mudgett Doyel
RE: MSGT Henry C Deavers
It was my pleasure! I remember the Nursery school, it was called Deavers Nursery school, back in the 70s if I'm not mistaken. Kristie
Added by Kristie Mudgett Doyel on Feb 17, 2014 4:10 PM
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