USAF Dog Tag

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I went out today on easy to dig stubble on a near perfect digging day, not too hot or cold, nice easy digging, just a little damp underfoot. Not much came up but on an area which had some domestic sites from the USAF airfield came this dog tag. A nice personal find which leads you down the research route. A quick check on the aircrew list showed he wasn't aircrew but good old Ancestry brought up a picture of his enrolment record and a further search shows he died in 1987 in Tennessee. Now to see if I can find any living relatives.

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Oh wow, i love things like this
Please keep us informed with the research :thumbsup:

Its amazing what records are to be found online these days.....
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Good of you to seek out any relatives and as BA says, please let us know if you're successful :thumbsup:
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Excellent. Good look with the research.
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Drawing a bit of a blank but have found out he was married. He only appears on 1 public ancestry tree so I have contacted that person to see if they have any further information.
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Thats a great find.. Hope you find a relative, as said keep us posted. :thumbsup:
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A great, interesting find. I'm sure any ancestors would absolutely love this. I really hope you can get it to them.
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To find one of these would be the very pinnacle of my detecting bucket list.
I hope it finds it's way home, try contacting the local radio station in the town where he lived in the USA
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What a great find. Hopefully you will be able to find out more and maybe even repatriate it. :clapping: :thumbsup:
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I-Rutus wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:46 pm To find one of these would be the very pinnacle of my detecting bucket list.
I hope it finds it's way home, try contacting the local radio station in the town where he lived in the USA
That's a brilliant suggestion! Ditto that. :thumbsup:
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I may have a relation of his sister, getting a bit confused as they say she only had 1 brother but a family tree shows 2 but she comes from the same town with the same surname so have to pursue it. I also know his wife was a teacher as I have a photograph of her in a year book so the last town they lived in would be the way I would go regarding newspapers / radio.
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TheFenTiger wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:15 pm I may have a relation of his sister, getting a bit confused as they say she only had 1 brother but a family tree shows 2 but she comes from the same town with the same surname so have to pursue it. I also know his wife was a teacher as I have a photograph of her in a year book so the last town they lived in would be the way I would go regarding newspapers / radio.
Sounds like you are doing well on the research.. tread carefully and don't decide either way without proof that you have the right family.
Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Try to find out if the town has a veterans association, they would know how to help
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Mucky wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:24 pm Sounds like you are doing well on the research.. tread carefully and don't decide either way without proof that you have the right family.
Good luck. :thumbsup:
Mucky is correct about being careful you have the correct family.

I have done masses of family history for very many years.

Over the years I have learnt how easy it can be to make errors if you do not double check every thing. One thing I never trust is Ancestry family trees!!. They are a good starting point, but always need to be checked as I have seen lots of errors on them.

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Brilliant news you are getting somewhere with the research :thumbsup:
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