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Tim Cook (#46481904)
 member for 15 years, 11 months, 21 days
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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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Travelin ❧ Ancestors
Service Men
Thank you for all the hard work you have done in adding our service men who have died during and after the war. I salute to you and our brave service men.

God Bless You,
Deb McKee
Added by Travelin ❧ Ancesto... on Apr 26, 2017 3:15 PM
Lynn T.
RE: Flight Officer Henry Peter Clark
I love that you are remembering these heroes. I have a relative, Matthew McCroddan FAG110990716 who fits that list. Hit died while testing planes at a base in Washington. Thank you for what you are doing.
Added by Lynn T. on Apr 18, 2017 4:49 AM
Susan Aduddell
Kenneth Conner photo
Thanks so much for taking the pictures of Kenneth Conner's marker!
Added by Susan Aduddell on Apr 15, 2017 6:13 PM
Jenn Hoff
Baby Cook
Hi, Tim! I was so excited to see memorials for several of my ancestors with information that was able to further my research after I'd been stuck for some time. Thank you so much for putting them up!
I wanted to ask, on Memorial #18820209, how did you know the baby was a girl? I assume you had cemetery records or something?
Added by Jenn Hoff on Apr 14, 2017 9:37 PM
Don Harrison
Anna B. Halsted
Tim, Thanks for the picture of Anna's Marker. Once again Find A Grave has made family research easy.

Thanks Again,
Don Harrison
Added by Don Harrison on Apr 13, 2017 5:02 PM
Steck and Hungerford pics
Thanks so much Tim for these four pics. I appreciate you giving of your time to get the pictures and and adding them to find-a-grave.
Added by JudyChildsMohr on Apr 13, 2017 8:54 AM
Kathleen Williams grave photo
Thank you!
Added by Roherty on Apr 13, 2017 7:40 AM
RoxAnna Foudray
101695816 Parks
Thank you for taking pictures of the headstones for the Parks Family.
Added by RoxAnna Foudray on Apr 12, 2017 8:10 PM
Bucky Hydal

(CONUS = Continental United States)
Added by Bucky Hydal on Apr 12, 2017 8:41 AM
Bucky Hydal
Almeda Hydal . . .
Mount Hope Cemetery
Saint James, Minn.
Find A Grave Memorial# 113748701

Hey, Tim,

Thank you for the nice photo of Almeda's marker and husband Ed's.

Also, thank you for documenting and honoring the thousands of airmen who died in aircraft accidents in OONUS during WWII. I recently honored (with a note and their national flag) WWII RAF/RCAF airmen buried in a small church cemetery in Lincolnshire, England. Many were killed in training accidents. The note:

Nor shall your glory be forgot; While Fame her record keeps, Or Honor points the hallowed spot; Where Valor proudly sleeps. (From The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O'Hara, 1820-1867.)

John Gillespie Magee, Jr, the author of High Flight, is buried there.

Thanks, again.

Bucky Hydal
New Bern, North Carolina
Added by Bucky Hydal on Apr 12, 2017 8:39 AM
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