He was killed on August 19, 1946 when the unarmed C-47 aircraft to which he was assigned was shot down by Yugoslav fighter planes. He is buried in a common grave in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery with four (4) other members of the crew: Captain Glen H. Freestone, Captain Harold F. Schreiber, Captain Richard H. Claeys and Corporal Matthew Comko.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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