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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1919 1
New York 1
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Person:
John J McGlinchey 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1919 1
New York 1
Residence:
Place: Queens County, New York 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
30 Mar 1942 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
12075256 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Mechanics and repairmen, airplane 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0086 1
Film Reel Number: 1.79 1

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Officer's Commission following enlisted service

China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations

NAVIGATION & BRIEFING OFFICER 2158 1035 - Served with an ATC (Air Transport Command) unit assigned to (illegible) China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations.  Member of flying crew, navigator, flying multi-engined military transport planes carrying diversified cargo from India to China.  Subsequently assigned additional duty as Beiefing Officer, which involved giving instructions to other flying personnel concerning the hazards and avialable navigational aides along the prescribed routs of flight.  Attached to Ferry Command as navigator, transfering all types of military aircraft to designated bases.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Burma_India_Theater_of_World_War_II to put the support role in context, and note the official (and other) histories in the notes.

He was authorized to wear a bronze star on the Asia Pacific Theater Ribbon (China Campaign).  It was noted he did 12 trips, for a total of 191 days.

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