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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.

I have taken photos of probably more than 10,000 names in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines, but I do not have time to upload them. Anyone willing to volunteer to upload some of them is appreciated. If you would like to know some statistics about the cemetery, click on my photo I display here.

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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Dean Hirst
Kenneth Payne
Thank you for the transfer. I have retained your memorial and added my information.
I was reading your bio and am curious. I have names of men who died and are missing in the South Pacific, my father being one of them. He was on a C-47 which was missing with 18 others. I originally set up a memorial for my father and then found one that some group had set up. I asked for a transfer and got it. If I wanted to add the names of the other men on that plane, how do I find out if there is already a memorial set up for them? And for that matter, all the MIAs listed on that memorial. Your work is very important and I commend you for the service you are doing for our men and women in the service. Are you prior military?
After the war my mother married a Navy man, so I was a Navy brat till I joined the Navy myself. Spent four years there and later spent 26 years in the Coast Guard Reserve. The only other ancestor I can come up with was in the Civil War on the Union side and was at Gettysburg. I know there were others but just haven't done the work on them.
Thanks again and hope to hear from you. Dean
Added by Dean Hirst on Oct 30, 2014 4:55 AM
Dean Hirst
Kenneth Payne, 121833226
Would you mind transferring this memorial to me. I am not family. My only interest in this is I have set up a memorial for his grave site in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, CA not knowing yours existed. I have also done his mother and father. They are all three together. If I could keep the family together memorial wise, it would be appreciated. Dean
Added by Dean Hirst on Oct 29, 2014 3:58 PM
RE: Warren Halverson
Roelkey is at Arlington
Bogar, Cavanaugh, Klein, Strieby at Sicily
Schiavo 88212030
Taylor 44883994
Working on Hudson
Added by ShaneO on Oct 28, 2014 8:17 PM
Russ Pickett
Corp Werner F Schmidt
Hey Tim, Thanks for the crew report. It's been noted on his record. Also found the burial for Powers & Plunkett as well....

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 27, 2014 3:47 AM
Russ Pickett
Corp Donald A Palmer
Hey Tim, Thanks for the crew report. It's been noted on his record.

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 27, 2014 2:36 AM
I sent the memorial over to you care. Please retain it for future researchers to contact you.

As far as you 10k photos, how on earth did you shoot that many? Have considered posting them to a photo sharing source and directing people to share in the effort.

Added by McPhersonGenealogist on Oct 26, 2014 8:16 PM
I just read your bio. Those are seriously crazy statistics. When I get my new computer I'll help you upload the pictures you took.
Added by NoreenP on Oct 26, 2014 3:40 PM
RE: Leslie John Martin
You're very welcome
Added by NoreenP on Oct 26, 2014 3:34 PM
Tropico Gravers
Joseph Bowman
Hi Tim,

I just transferred him to you so you can make the changes to his memorial.

I noticed your note about the photos you took in Manila. There is a new photo upload tool available for the site which is in beta right now. It works but I will mention that for some reason it doesn't seem to upload all the photos, something I need to bring to the attention of Find A Grave.

I am in the middle of a bunch of stuff right now but when things calm down I will get back to you about this photo upload thing. Obviously it would be a great thing if those photos can be uploaded.
Added by Tropico Gravers on Oct 26, 2014 7:00 AM
Russ Pickett
Lieut John P Hackman
Hey Tim, Thanks for the updates to his record:

Added by Russ Pickett on Oct 25, 2014 3:05 AM
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