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1917 Infantry Manual with an Aviation Connection

Article about: This is kind of an odd duck. It has been in my family for many years, just not sure how it got there. One of my great-cousins (cousin twice removed?) said she had a WWI Infantry manual that

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    This is kind of an odd duck. It has been in my family for many years, just not sure how it got there. One of my great-cousins (cousin twice removed?) said she had a WWI Infantry manual that had been in the family for quite a while and wanted to know if I would like it. I am not one to turn down anything free, so of course I said yes. Here is the title page from the manual:
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    I put the book on my shelf and didn't really think to much about it. Then one day, I remembered it had a name in it so I thought I would try and research the vet. I was a bit surprised to see that it had come from an Aero Squadron.
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    After looking at the name and squadron, the cobwebs in my brain finally cleared and I thought I recognized the name. After a quick internet check, yep, sure enough, Frank Tyndall is the aviator that Tyndall Air Force base is named after!

    Tyndall had 4 confirmed kills during the war and was killed while test flying an aircraft in 1930. He was awarded a Silver Star for his service.

    Noone knows where the manual came from, it sure would be nice to find out that he was a relative!
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    Wow Erick! That freebie really turned out to be something special. Thanks for posting.
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    1930 Census

    Name: Frank B Tyndall
    Home in 1930: Wythe, Elizabeth City, Virginia
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    Age: 35
    Estimated birth year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Florida
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Grace
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:


    Household Members: Name Age
    Frank B Tyndall 35
    Grace Tyndall 26
    Mary Tyndall 4/12
    Mary Green 27

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    1920 Census

    Name: Frank B Tyndall
    Home in 1920: Kelly Field, Bexar, Texas
    Age: 25 years
    Estimated birth year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Florida
    Father's Birth Place: England
    Mother's Birth Place: Michigan
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Image: 1014
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Marcue H Rice 39
    Grace B Rice 37
    Guy Stewart 25
    Oliver K Robbins 30
    Benjamin R Morton 32
    Armor S Heffley 32
    Frank B Tyndall 25

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    1910 Census

    Name: Frank Tyndall
    Age in 1910: 15
    Estimated birth year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Florida
    Relation to Head of House: Boarder
    Father's Birth Place: England
    Mother's Birth Place: Canada English
    Home in 1910: Atlanta Ward 6, Fulton, Georgia
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
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    Household Members: Name Age
    Sidney E Stack 60
    Jame H Stack 39
    Mary L Woods 29
    Sidney S Woods 6
    Theodosia Tyndall 17
    Frank Tyndall 15

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    Steve, Thanks for the kind words. It just goes to show you, never turn anything away!

    Tom, Thanks for the census info! Unfortunetly none of those names pop up instantly as part of our family, so I will have to do some genealogical research. Back to the library!

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    Erick-

    I ran the name through the Veterans Affairs gravesite locator & came up with two Frank B's:

    1) TYNDALL, FRANK B JR
    DATE OF DEATH: 12/04/1928
    BURIED AT: SECTION J SITE 532
    HAMPTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
    CEMETERY ROAD AT MARSHALL AVENUE HAMPTON, VA 23669
    (757) 723-7104
    SON (MINOR CHILD) OF B, FRANK TYL
    1ST/LT US ARMY

    2) TYNDALL, FRANK B
    1ST LT AIR CORPS, USA
    DATE OF DEATH: 07/16/1930
    BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 9040
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
    C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22211
    (703) 607-8000

    I think #2 is our guy. The curious thing about #1 is it states he's the son of Frank B Tyndall!

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