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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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Sheridan Smith
Sgt Dominick N Ciarfaglia
Thank you for the bio update. It has been done. Let me know how else I could help in making it better.

Added by Sheridan Smith on Jul 04, 2015 10:54 PM
RE: Lt. William H. Goes
Thank you! You have a safe and Happy 4th also!!

Added by Cindi on Jul 04, 2015 6:37 PM
Judy Sporleder Davin
Will you please transfer James Higgins #23175592 to me? Thank you. He is my 2nd gr. Uncle.
Judy Sporleder Davin #47973501
Added by Judy Sporleder Davin on Jun 30, 2015 11:37 AM
Dean C.
T/Sgt. Steven J. Kovalich
Tim Cook,

I have recently been looking into my family's history and found that I am a cousin of T/Sgt. Steven J. Kovalich. I read the Cannon Crew Report about the fatal crash on 10/08/1944.

However, I currently do not have his discharge papers to learn more about his service. I am curious if you do as you noted he was: "Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters for meritorious service (50 missions in the European theater) in World War II."

Thank you,

Dean C.
Added by Dean C. on Jun 28, 2015 6:29 PM
Helen Farrell
HughGeorge Walker
I added a photo for Hugh George Walker 141551363.
Added by Helen Farrell on Jun 27, 2015 7:31 PM
Bruce Hicks
MSgt Oren Lee Sparks
MSgt Sparks died in an airplane crash in Bandera County, Texas, about September 4, 1943. He is buried at Fort Sam. I found him yesterday and was going to check your virtual cemeteries but forgot, then I saw your photo request today at Fort Sam and that reminded me. I don't know the circumstances of the crash but thought you might check it out.

Added by Bruce Hicks on Jun 26, 2015 9:22 AM
RE: FO Alan P. Dondero
Done...thanks for the notice!
Added by ShaneO on Jun 25, 2015 10:25 PM
Arleen Stewart
John T Bailey
Thank you so much for taking a picture of my family members grave marker. It is nice and clear.
Added by Arleen Stewart on Jun 23, 2015 1:38 PM
Kim Jenkins
John Byrd Woodlawn Cemetery
There is no marker for John Byrd at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA. I confirmed this info with the marker next to his space, Section:7, Lot: 136, Grave:B
Added by Kim Jenkins on Jun 23, 2015 11:40 AM
Eric Ackerman
RE: Lt. John F. Lake update
Hello...I will continue looking for Lt. Albert Roach. I was unable to find any burial location while researching my virtual cemetery for Leavenworth County, Kansas. Thank you for all you do on Find-A-Grave!!!

Eric Ackerman
Topeka, Kansas
Added by Eric Ackerman on Jun 23, 2015 10:28 AM
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