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Tim Cook (#46481904)
 member for 13 years, 2 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Researching some of the 36,000 + Army Air Forces personnel who died in the
line of duty, in non-combat missions during the World War II era in service-related accidents.
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.

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 email.

If you choose to send an email regarding any memorial here, please be very specific who you are
referring to: Name, death year and cemetery name (if possible).

I am not related to anyone I have added here in the military category. I added all my ancestors nearly ten years ago.

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.

From time to time I get emails asking me where I obtained the names of linked family members, etc.
I add information from update requests "at face value." I do not keep logs of who sent them to me, or when. If I don't see a conflict, I assume the info is accurate. The information I add is only as accurate as the source material, which, of course, can be flawed.

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Joe Thurstenson
Find A Grave Memorial # 92963413
I realize most of your memorials are military but you did mention you added your kinfolk about 10 years or so ago. The mentioned Memorial above is for Jeane I. Cook. My question - was her maiden name Nelson? If so, she is "sister-in-law of my uncle" and I have many details on this family. Basically, if this is my Jeane Nelson, I would like to link her to her parent's memorial. Also, I would be willing to share history details on this family with you.

Joe Thurstenson
Added by Joe Thurstenson on Jul 31, 2014 7:32 AM
Dan Phelan
RE: Lt. Carroll E. Meyer
Hi Tim, you are welcome for the location. I've been working with Russ Pickett, filling in his missing grave locations for his research. See one of his web pages at:
http://www.russpickett.com/history/worldwar.htm
and he has links to other states.
Let me know if you need help locating graves for vets from the Baltimore, MD area. I'm impressed with your mission and would be glad to assist (locally). I can search the Baltimore Sunpapers, Washington Post, and New York Times obits from home.
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD

Added by Dan Phelan on Jul 29, 2014 5:19 PM
Eric Ackerman
RE: Sgt. Charles E. Bennewitz
I was only too glad to assist...Eric
Added by Eric Ackerman on Jul 28, 2014 7:38 AM
Patrick Whitney
LT Hugh Yarbrough
Thank you for the correction. If you want this memorial for your records, just let me know!
Added by Patrick Whitney on Jul 28, 2014 6:11 AM
Roger D. Davis
RE: Denison/Elmer Cook Farm Burying Ground
If I'm not mistaken Elmer Cook is buried in the Grove Cemetery, Delanson, Schenectady County. His wife is also buried there. His memorial number is 84473986.
Added by Roger D. Davis on Jul 27, 2014 7:37 PM
Roger D. Davis
RE: Denison/Elmer Cook Farm Burying Ground
Tim,

Hope you were able to follow my instructions. I found the Cook Family Burying Ground today and posted pictures for all of the graves. Wasn't hard to find and I was very surprised to see how well the stones were. No moss covering them at all.
Added by Roger D. Davis on Jul 27, 2014 6:39 PM
joan
Wade Campbell
Thank you for the information on Mr. Campbell. It has been added to his memorial. Sorry it took me so long. Thanks again and have a great day. Joan
Added by joan on Jul 27, 2014 12:05 PM
Roger D. Davis
RE: Denison/Elmer Cook Farm Burying Ground
Tim,

If you have a GPS, the coordinates are N42 34.103 W074 14.292. This will put you in the center of the cemetery.

From Middleburgh, turn left off main street onto route 21 (Next to the Middleburgh Diner) to Huntersland. Go thru Huntersland staying on 21 for 2-3 miles. You will come to Bassler Road on your left. Then there is a small bridge. Just as you cross the bridge you will see a small house on the left with a sort of road next to it. Stop there and ask the folks in the house if you may see the cemetery. It is up the hill behind their house. It is on the property of Jim Buzon, he is the man I got permission from. He lives down the road from the cemetery.

There is a path right to the cemetery.

I am going to head out that way Sunday (tomorrow) to try to find the Cook cemetery you have listed.

Added by Roger D. Davis on Jul 26, 2014 5:34 PM
Lynn Miller
Sgt. Eulis Eugene Smith
Thank you for what you are doing. Just FYI I sent through the edit function a request to link Sgt. Smith to his wife. They were both only in their late 20s when he was killed. Fifty four years later when she died she was laid to rest with him. I hope they both found peace.
Added by Lynn Miller on Jul 26, 2014 1:36 PM
Devas daughter
Charles W Pickett, Jr
Hello Mr. Cook

There definitely are times when transferring a memorial to someone other than a family member is appropriate. After seeing the love and care you give to each and every memorial you have, I had to turn this Sergeant over to you. I have no doubt you will give him the honor he so deserves. Thank you and may God Bless the work of your hands.
Added by Devas daughter on Jul 25, 2014 11:02 AM
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