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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
For extensive history, biographies, aircraft, and losses in the Pacific WWII, please visit research associate Justin Taylan's website,
Pacific Wrecks

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 (665)[Leave Message]
Susan I. Grills
Janie Brewer
She is Section 1A. Entering cemetery, on the right is Section 10 fronting S. Tryon St. The circular drive divides it from Section 1 which is a large oval section. The back half of that section past a monument is 1A. the mgr. there is suspicious of white people at the cemetery, so if you encounter him, be sure to explain what you are looking for.
Added by Susan I. Grills on Feb 23, 2017 2:25 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser🌺
French Malcolm Russell 1918-1944
Seeking information on the above man. He supposedly was the Co-pilot/or pilot of a B-24 that went down while on a training mission near Langley Field Virginia on 12-27-1944. Would appreciate any information you can give me on him. I have his memorial in Longview Texas and would love to add a bio and you are so good at it.
Hope all is well with you.
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser&... on Feb 15, 2017 3:06 PM
Margaret C Cowles
more AAC "boys"
1st LT AAC Russell L Hansen F.A.G. memorial #12083891...1913-1994
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Jan 31, 2017 9:14 AM
RE: Transfers..
Well don't worry...I'll send yours back...
Added by ShaneO on Jan 05, 2017 2:54 PM
RE: Transfers..
Which ones...??? I do not believe I have any of yours...
Added by ShaneO on Jan 02, 2017 4:43 PM
Margaret C Cowles
It's been awhile! I'm working with a photo of my dad's taken in Ft Sheridan (guy holding the sign) with hand written "Rookies AC's". Only a very very few have names written above them.

Anything you can do to help find these poor souls in their final resting place?

I'd be happy to e-mail you a copy. Just let me know.
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Jan 02, 2017 7:14 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Jana, my Find A Grave friend! I would be honored if you added me to your Find A Grave "Friends List"! Please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2016 2:36 AM
Bruce Johnson
Memorial 107008278
Hello, I found your memorial for Anna Lucy Johnson and am grateful for the photo and information. Do you know what happened to her second husband Z T Johnson? Where he might be buried? I am from that family and would be willing to exchange information with you. I also sent you a message to the email in your profile. Thanks. - Bruce Johnson
Added by Bruce Johnson on Dec 05, 2016 12:28 PM
Margaret C Cowles
It's been a while - here's one more

CLP Allen Edward Hahn memorial #103443944 with a beautiful shot of the back of the family stone for proof!
Added by Margaret C Cowles on Nov 26, 2016 9:50 AM
RE: Lt Langhorst is coming home!
Ok, thank you for the update.
Added by usafdo on Nov 22, 2016 5:26 PM
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