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Tankersley Family At Chatsworth
This Tankersley Family lived at Chatsworth. Parents were Curmit and Eva Tankersley. A daughter named Edna Earl, married a Weyman and lived in Marietta.
James Edward Tankersley–Garland Tankersley–Carl Tim Tankersley
James Edward Tankersley (1935-1970) served with the U.S. Airforce from 1959 – 1967 as a Captain on 5 each – 6 month duty tours as a B-52 Jet Bomber Pilot bombing North Vietnam from both Guam and Okinawa. After achieving the rank of Major in 1967 Edward was accepted to and graduated from the U.S. Air Force UH-1F Helicopter Gunship Pilot School. From 1967 – 1970 Edward served 3 Duty Tours as a UH-1F Helicopter Gunship pilot in South Vietnam.
Special Thanks to Tom Patterson for providing this family information as well as his newspaper coverage of the May 7, 1970, plane crash in which James and Tim died.
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