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    Hurleyslegacy New Member

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    I know that this sounds a bit bizarre. My great uncle was from Alabama. During WW2 he was on a bombing run over Germany, when they were shot down. He was hit by shrapnel, (which eventually caused him to lose his left arm). He was bandaged up on the airplane as best they could and thrown out with a parachute. He was then found by a German family who hid him and took care of his wounds. Eventually, he became a POW. I last saw my uncle when I was five. I had information about him, and due to unforseen circumstances, I lost what information that I had....now due to my brain matter being disentergrated by too many Diet Dr. Pepper's...I have forgotten his last name...so I am have a hard time looking him up. I don't want to ever forget him, and I want my children to know about him. He was a lovely person, I have fond memories of him as a child. I was wondering if anyone else has any information about him.....he was from Alabama....his first name was Tyre...I think that he worked for the gov't in some capacity as a tax acessor....His wife's name was Francis Daughtrey.....had a family full of girls....that is all that I can remember. I would be most grateful to anyone that could send me information. Thanks so much...and thanks to all of you who have served your country....as if thanks were ever enough.
    Marty
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    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    And there is no one else in the family to ask just to get his last name?
     
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    Your best option would be to contact the wife or her kids. Good luck with your search.

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    It is hard to describe, but let me just say that my family is dysfunctional....and there is no one that I can ask...which is why I was so upset when I lost the information. It was on my computer.....I am going off of memories that I had as a child...it seems like I would remember the name....it is driving me nuts. I can't believe that I forgot! Anyway...I just thought that maybe it would ring a bell with someone....there was a movie based on that experience as well....I have been trying to find that too.
    Thank you for your help and kindness in responding!

    you won't believe this....OH WOW...it came to me like a bolt of lightning...his name was Tyre Weaver. Don't I feel stupid now!!!!!!!!
    Thank you so much!
     
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    here is another....
    Bob Beatson and Harry Cruver

    It really makes me proud. Now I will continue my search to try to find that side of my family.
    Thanks
    Marty
     
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