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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) gmail.com
(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 miarecoveries.org,WWII Aviation Researcher and Wreckfinder in the China-Burma-India Theatre
Military aviation accident reports are available via aviationarchaeology.com
If you would like to find specific information and photos for various B-24 Liberators in WWII, go to b24bestweb.com
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 Adopt A Grave 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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|Debra Sue Carroll AKA Ann S. Doyle||RE: Correction|
Hi the reference to J. Shind is not a relative of mine. I think you got my message to you mixed up w/someone elses.
|Debra Sue Carroll AKA Ann S. Doyle||Correction|
Oooops. She was the wide of SAMUEL not Wm.
|Debra Sue Carroll AKA Ann S. Doyle||Hannah Hadley|
I'm doing my family tree. I'm wondering if this person you've posted is in my tree. She is the wife of William Curl or Curle.
I tried using Curl for last name but didn't get a hit.
B:1728 in Center, Chester, PA D:1762 in Cane Creek, Orange, North Carolina, United States
|Margaret C Cowles||memorial #38051841|
I know how busy you must be, but I'd like to delete the very private photo of my dad's WWII AAAFC stuff.
Please let me know when you have copied it somewhere for when you have time to let me know what is what and what they are for.
|Familytreehugger||RE: Elmo Yost|
Thanks for the help!
Thanks for looking for the records. I have Elmo Yost b: 4 May 1923 Sacramento Co., California.
California, Birth Index, 1905-1995
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 04 May 1923
Event Place: Sacramento, California
Mother's Name: Turman
(This child isn't listed by name only male child. His parents were John Peter & Marcella H. (Turman) Yost.
California, Death Index, 1905-1939
Name: Elmo T Yost
Birth Year: abt 1923
Death Date: 13 May 1927
Age at Death: 4
Death Place: Sacramento, California
You site has him married, I wonder if there were two Elmos???
Anyway, Thanks again for looking for the records! Peggy (Familytreehugger)
|Familytreehugger||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 77680733|
Thank you! Take your time, there's no hurry, I just thought that maybe it was my ancestor. Thanks again!
|Familytreehugger||Find A Grave Memorial# 77680733|
I was wondering if Elmo Yost on this Memorial actually died in 1927? I have an Elmo in my tree, (A very distant relative) who d: 13 May 1927 at the age of 4years. Just wondering if the 1827 was a typo?
|Jay Lance||BG Crews|
Truly impressed by all your fantastic work!! Thanks!!!
|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.
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