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B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)
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Bio Photo 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, survivor of the USS Erie disaster, and Russell Owen Bean, who also experienced an early and tragic death. Also please visit my hero cousins memorials Pvt Paul Everette Patterson, PFC Ralph Delano Forest 'RDF' Churchwell, or any of the other fine young men who were WWII Casualties from Greene County, Mississippi.

I also appreciate visits and flowers for my sweet and beloved B Velvet.

email - b24copilotniece (at)
(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,WWII Aviation Researcher and Wreckfinder in the China-Burma-India Theatre
Military aviation accident reports are available via
If you would like to find specific information and photos for various B-24 Liberators in WWII, go to
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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Messages left for B24CoPilotNiece (647)[Leave Message]
RE: FO Baskett
Awesome news. We left too many behind. I am pleased that he is coming home.

Blessings to your family.
Added by Teresa on Aug 10, 2016 10:33 PM
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East Coast Memorial is all photographed and complete.
Added by ShaneO on Jul 26, 2016 10:06 PM
Got it updated...parents linked....sent to Tim Cook to get the crew linked.
Added by ShaneO on Jul 26, 2016 10:05 PM
Dennis York
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 32373766
Thank you for your kindness to copy and use your tombstone photo. I will identify use by your permission.
Added by Dennis York on Jul 05, 2016 2:23 PM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 32373766
Hello B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)

Requesting permission to copy and use the tombstone photograph of my relative Aaron Jones Yorke I (1817 NC - 1881 NC) Tombstone. Your kind consideration of this request will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Dennis York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Jul 05, 2016 9:34 AM
Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 32373766
Hello B24CoPilotNiece (#47391745)

Requesting permission to copy and use the tombstone photograph of my relative Aaron Jones Yorke I (1817 NC - 1881 NC) Tombstone. Your kind consideration of this request will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Dennis York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Jul 05, 2016 9:33 AM
Ken & Sheila Lence
RE: Barton photographs
You're very welcome! We are always glad to help.
~ Ken & Sheila
Added by Ken & Sheila Lence on Jun 29, 2016 7:17 PM
Glenn Wallace
Buckey children
Thank you, Jana, for updating me about the Buckey children. From your link, I discovered two of Norman's infant siblings that I missed!
Added by Glenn Wallace on May 02, 2016 11:14 AM
RE: Walter S Butler
Hi. My email is:

Added by Ben on Apr 18, 2016 5:58 PM
Ellen Headington
RE: Miller graves at Dunkirk
You are welcome. You are good with using the photos.Ellen Headington
Added by Ellen Headington on Mar 09, 2016 6:04 AM
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