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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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M Arvidson
1LT Joseph Holz
Hi Tim..Thanks. Info on 1LT Holz' crash and the others who perished in it has been added to his memorial page with links....Mary
Added by M Arvidson on Mar 28, 2015 10:28 AM
Donna Bazan
RE: Howard Armstrong
Oh wow, thank you for helping me find more information! I've been searching for information on my grandfather, when he was born, when he died, and where he's buried, and I've not found much of anything yet! Any suggestions you might have would be much appreciated! All I know is get lived on Moody Rd. in Los Altos when he crashed, and they moved shortly after that.

Thank you again!

Donna B.
Added by Donna Bazan on Mar 24, 2015 9:59 AM
mark edmonson
RE: Hugh McCall
Says right on the memorial, Greenwood cemetery. Shreveport Louisiana
Added by mark edmonson on Mar 20, 2015 2:33 PM
S. Curry
Storey Photo
Thank you very much for the memorial photo you took for Johnny Lindsay Storey. It is very much appreciated!
Added by S. Curry on Mar 15, 2015 11:53 PM
Ron Anthony
RE: Memorial# 56766591 Don Anthony
Thank you for the consideration of my suggestion. I appreciate your clear response and explanation of how the site works.
Added by Ron Anthony on Mar 12, 2015 9:36 AM
Rick Foster
here is the article listing his flight crew
On 20 January 1945, Heavy Bombers
of the 15th Air Force, 454th Bomb
Group; 739th Bomb Squadron departed
San Giovanni Field, Cerignola, Italy
on Combat (Bombing) Mission on the
Marshalling Yard at Linz, Austria.

Aircraft, B-24L; Serial#: 44-49343;
was hit by Enemy Anti-Aircraft Fire,
(FLAK). The plane rapidly lost more
than 300 gallons of gasoline, and its
hydraulic system was shot out, two of
the four engines began to fail. The
Pilot of the plane left the formation
and was last seen headed south and
under control. The plane never made
it back to the base, and was lost near
Linz, Austria. The crew of 11 men
were listed as Missing In Action.
Eleven months later, they were added
to the Honor Roll of the Dead, and
were OFFICIALLY declared dead in
January 1946.

The CREW:
Pilot: Capt. Robert G. Darcy
~O-675174~Detroit, Huron County, MI

Co-Pilot: 1Lt. Darel D. Lewis
~O-771454~Stayton, OR

Navigator: 1Lt. James C. Gaunt
~O-716644~Lafayette, IND

Bombardier: 1Lt. Vincent S. Martino
~O-722783~Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Navigator: 1Lt. James Sinclair Mac Lean, Jr.
~O-723645~Alexandria, VA~Washington, D.C.

Radar Navigator: 2Lt. Arthur L. Mandelzweig
~O-768877~Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

Radio Operator: TSgt. Charles L. Carnathan
~38407116~Jackson County, OK~McKinney, TX

Engineer: TSgt. Cornelius P. Conklin
~32201696~Clifton, Passaic County, NJ

Right Waist Gunner: SSgt. Robert G. Morrow
~18121788~Silver City, Grant County, NM

Left Waist Gunner: SSgt. Ellis L. Sanderson
~34728828~Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN

Tail Gunner: SSgt. William B. Calhoun
~38529252~Millsap, Parker County, TX

++++++++++
After the War, the remains of First
Lieut. Arthur Leo Mandelzweig were
returned to the U.S. and he was buried
in Mayfield Cemetery, on Sunday,
January 02, 1949, in accordance with
his Family's wishes.

This should give you some more to add if not have memorials created.
Added by Rick Foster on Mar 11, 2015 9:00 PM
Rick Foster
RE:Arthur Mandelzwig
KIA WW2

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=143595221
Added by Rick Foster on Mar 11, 2015 8:44 PM
Vickie Stone
Peter George Fleenor
Edits have been made as requested.
Thank you,
Added by Vickie Stone on Mar 08, 2015 10:03 PM
Shumagin
Thank you!
Added by Shumagin on Mar 05, 2015 7:20 PM
Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
Frank J. Marcinczyk
Frank J. Marcinczyk died on board of the USS Hambleton. It was 11 November 1942. The destroyer was torpedoed midships during the invasion of North Africa. The eihteen sailors killed in the blast were buried in the temporary American Cemetery at Casablanca.
Frank Marcinczyk was buried in grave 24-2-49, after the war his remains were repatriated and buried in the St Joseph's Cemetery in Webster, Massachusetts.

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland
Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on Mar 05, 2015 2:08 PM
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