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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 I have high-quality images of the names on the TABLETS OF THE MISSING at ABMC's EAST COAST MEMORIAL but have not had the tremendous amount of time to post them here. If you need a good quality photo of a name on the wall, please email me and I will be glad to share with you the one that you need.
**NOTE** The weblinks provided above and on a few select memorials are historic in nature and are for informational purposes.
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Jay Lance
BG Crews
Truly impressed by all your fantastic work!! Thanks!!!
Added by Jay Lance on Feb 08, 2015 2:21 AM
Margaret C Cowles
RE: John Alton Rasmussen's AAF stuff
I will put the photo of them on his memorial #38051841.

It's the hacking thing...only 7 have my new e-address & 2 of them are banks! Not even F.A.G. has my new one!

If you'd let me know when you're done, I'll delete them from F.A.G. They're in my tree and more or less just for me!

Thank you for your reply.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Jan 22, 2015 1:11 PM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Jana, my Find A Grave friend! Let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2014 3:54 AM
Jeff Hall
Sgt Donald Dumont Information
Thanks very much for the information provided for
Sgt Donald Dumont, I have added it to the memorial.
Added by Jeff Hall on Dec 16, 2014 7:18 PM
Russ Pickett
Lieut James C Carey
Hey Jana, His record has been updated! Thanks,

Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett 46575736
( Vietnam Army Veteran - Sergeant )
Added by Russ Pickett on Dec 14, 2014 4:13 AM
Margaret C Cowles
John Alton Rasmussen's AAF stuff
My step-mom #2 gave me my dad's stuff from the AAF. If I take a photo of it, would/could you help me I.D. what is what and for what each would be given?

It'll be a while, as I'm still knee deep doing cemetery photos from my trip to Ontario, Canada. We spent 7 1/2 days there along the 401. We did 10 cemeteries (not the usual WHOLE cemetery, 'tho). There were 4 we (and her On Star) couldn't locate and one who was "out to lunch and we couldn't wait.

Added by Margaret C Cowles on Nov 26, 2014 11:29 AM
Steve Cole
My first Virtual Cemetery
Your research on the WW2 Army Air Corps vets has inspired me to create my first Virtual Cemetery. I'm searching for records and graves of the cadet pilots who graduated from Greenwood Army Air Field. It is so sad when I discovery a young man, who was married just before going overseas, were blown out of the sky. Or those whose body was recovered until 1952.
Added by Steve Cole on Oct 26, 2014 8:37 AM
RE: Baskett
Sending you a private message.
Added by Teresa on Sep 30, 2014 2:55 PM
RE: Baskett
Evidently no one has come forth to claim the remains...volunteers are still holding his name as a possible return to the States. Sadly, we have local boys who are yet to return but we await the day their remains will be found.

R/Teresa Salonimer
Added by Teresa on Sep 30, 2014 2:03 PM
Lucy Love
Memorial#74888988 Charlie Wayne SLoop
I am one of his sisters.
Parents- Fred Leonard Sloop(1923-1979)
Ruby Mae McIntyre Sloop (1925-1998)

Siblings- Joyce Rosalyn Sloop (1945-1945)
John Leonard Sloop(1951-2003)
Terry Lane Sloop(1954-2001)
Added by Lucy Love on Sep 26, 2014 8:45 PM
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