He was killed when an unarmed C-47 aircraft to which he was assigned was shot down on August 19, 1946 by Yugoslav planes. He was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery with fellow crewmembers, Glen H. Freestone, Harold F. Schreiber, Richard J. Claeys,and Chester L. Lower.
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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