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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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David Benoit
Thank You
Hi Tim,
I just saw your very much appreciated work on Find A Grave Memorial #104714663, that honors 2nd. Lt. William T. Allard, of Dedham, Mass, who died with 8 other Airmen in an Army Air Corps bomber crash in Idaho in 1943. William, the best man at my parents wedding the day before the crash, in an act of kindness, took that ill-fated training flight instead of my Dad, so my Dad could spend the weekend with my Mom. I only found that grave 10 years ago because my Dad passed before I was made aware where it was. I honor it at least annually with a flag and flowers. William's death was not in vain. My Dad, Kenneth J. Benoit, went on to become a Lt. Col., flew 50 combat missions in WW2, and had 6 children, 3 sons of which went into the military and law enforcement. Thanks again for your volunteer work.
USAF Veteran SSgt. David C. Benoit
Added by David Benoit on Jun 27, 2017 3:05 AM
John Tillman - Milbank
Hello --

Would you please remove your photos from #154321971 for John Tillman (1878-1961). There are three John Tillman/Tilleman in this cemetery and the grave photos you added are for the John Tillman (1850-1921) #173094532.

Thank you!
Added by LCM on Jun 18, 2017 8:37 PM
PFC Herman Brooks, Jr
I have already add the headstone photograph to the memorial.
Thanks again for making the move.
Added by DMartin on Jun 18, 2017 12:37 PM
RE: PFC Herman Brooks, Jr 148067909
This is located in Pointe Coupee Parish, La. It is listed as Rougon. Thank you.
Added by DMartin on Jun 18, 2017 11:56 AM
Rachel Whitaker
Mary Ann Beck
Thank you for taking the time to search and photograph the grave of my 2nd great grandmother. *I also wanted to thank you for your military service.
Best regards,
Rachel :)
Added by Rachel Whitaker on Jun 13, 2017 5:14 PM
Thank You
Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a wonderful project!
Added by DMartin on Jun 11, 2017 11:28 PM
PVT Thomas J. Kennedy 157347712
Hello Tim, I submitted an edit request to add his full place of birth. I also added a photograph of him. Thanks for having created his memorial. Paul Turner PS. If his parents have have Find A Grave Memorials I will submit links for them.
Added by pjt on May 31, 2017 8:18 PM
Michael Murray
Thank you sincerely
Thank you for adding the memorial for our uncle, Michael T. Murray, DNB in New Mexico in December 1944. I have been to the cemetery in Minnesota, and we will be returning to visit, but we really appreciate having this virtual memorial. And thank you for taking on this huge project involving losses due to service-related accidents - we are very grateful.
Added by Michael Murray on May 29, 2017 2:30 PM
diana r
Ted L Beam (Theodore Lester)
Hello Mr Cook,
was doing some geniology and came across information on the death of my father,Ted Beam.
He was killed in a KC-135 in Perryville Arizona in 1982.
thank you for including dads info on this site but I wanted to clarify his age at the time of death. Dad was 48 years old and Truman Young was 40. everything else looks pretty accurate.
thanks so much, again!!
Diana R
Added by diana r on May 28, 2017 4:42 PM
Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
Your input to FAG
What an incredible project you have undertaken! I am grateful that I found 15414504, as he has been a difficult man to trace. Thank you. Grace
Added by Grace (Cronin) Schmitt on May 06, 2017 10:41 AM
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