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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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New York
That New York burial airmen...I accidentally sent to you...meant to go to Russ.
Added by ShaneO on Mar 22, 2017 7:44 AM
Marilyn Kosanke
James Joseph Sublett
# 78024438 is another U.S. air crash victim you may not have on your list.
Added by Marilyn Kosanke on Mar 15, 2017 10:07 PM
Merlin Trimble
Many thanks for your time and efforts in locating this monument and photoing Merlin's name. Your good works are much appreciated. Such a sacrifice they all paid for our freedoms.
Added by TurningHearts on Mar 15, 2017 7:15 PM
Robert Hegg
Thank you
Added by kateb on Mar 15, 2017 4:07 AM
Marilyn Kosanke
Wingerter and Jeffers
Sgt. Earl Wingerter, #83674522, who died in 1945, is someone you may want to add to your virtual cemeteries.
Another name is TSGT Kenneth A. Jeffers, #70809382. He died in a crash outside the United States, but it was not in enemy action so you may want it for your list of men who died in plane crashes not considered KIA.
Added by Marilyn Kosanke on Mar 13, 2017 8:06 PM
Marilyn Kosanke
World War II Death
I created a memorial for Floyd Daniel Couch, ## 177192710. Since he died in the crash of a torpedo bomber in the United States you may want to add him to one of your virtual cemeteries.
Added by Marilyn Kosanke on Mar 12, 2017 12:49 PM
Eileen Telischak
PVT Salvatore Santora
Tim - check the memorial for PVT Santora. The reason we couldn't find any info is because the surname on the stone is SANTORO (he is buried with his parents). Also, his birthdate is listed as 1922. I added a photo of the stone. I just sent you some edits. *Eileen
Added by Eileen Telischak on Mar 11, 2017 10:19 PM
Ian Johnston
Paul Kish
Thank you for the photo. My father is doing research on Paul Kish for his family in Indiana that don't really know what happened to him.
Thanks again.

Ian Johnston
Added by Ian Johnston on Mar 11, 2017 7:37 AM
Ann Maree
George Pender
Thanks for the photo, your effort is much appreciated!
Added by Ann Maree on Mar 10, 2017 6:12 PM
Dan Phelan
Leslie D Meyers photo--Thanks!
Hello Tim, thanks so much for the photo of Leslie's name on the Tablets of the Missing. Do you by any chance have a picture of the whole width of his entry so the rest of his line can be read? If so, would you mind entering that also?
Thanks again,
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD
Added by Dan Phelan on Mar 10, 2017 6:09 PM
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