Wednesday, December 26, 2018
I am presently researching the fate of the 40 heavy bomber crews of the 8th USAAF who did not return to their bases in England after their mission over Germany on June 21, 1944. My aim is to write a book about these men; my third about the war in the air over Europe 1940-1945. You can check my credentials by visiting the Amazon web site under my name.
2Lt. Lester R. Driggers was the co-pilot aboard a B-17 bomber of the 351st Bomb Group. Their target on that day was Berlin, Germany. The bomber was having engine trouble after bombs away and the pilot headed for neutral Sweden where they safely landed at Bulltofta air field. The whole crew was interned.
In 1944, Lester R. Driggers’ parents lived in Evansville, Indiana. Unfortunately, I have no other details. As I would very much like to include Lester’s story in my new book, I seek contact with him or with members of his family who may still be living in Evansville, Indiana. I hope that you can help me in my search.
Your kind assistance in this matter will be highly appreciated.
I am trying to do some family research on my father's family and have hit a dead end in Indiana. My Great-Great-Great Grandfather was James Cook, born about 23 Mar 1820 in Vanderburg County, Indiana.
I have not been able to identify either of his parents or any siblings. Do you have any tips for researching individuals around that time in southern Indiana? Thanks!
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Friday, December 7, 2018
If you are planning to submit an application to either the
Civil War Society of Indiana,
Territorial Guard Society of Indiana,
keep in mind that your application
must be postmarked
no later than Monday, December 31, 2018.
Just a little heads up!