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Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection

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Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Roy Clifford McGinnis
State of Birth:
AL
Home State:
AL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1940-1941
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Headquarters Company, 62nd Infantry Brigade
Location of Service
Prattville, Alabama; Camp Blanding, Florida
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served in the Army National Guard for approximately six months before transferring to the Army Air Corps in 1941.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Location of Service
Snetterton, England; Germany
Highest Rank
Staff Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran served as a waist gunner on a B-17 "Flying Fortress" bomber. He was shot down on his fourth mission over Schweinfurt, Germany, on 10/14/1943, and was held prisoner of war (POW) in Stalag XVII-B for 19 months.

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1966-1967
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
37th Combat Support Group
Location of Service
Phu Cat Air Base, Vietnam
Highest Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as the personnel sergeant major for the 37th Combat Support Group.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of interview recording
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Interviewer:
Patsy Phillips
Contributor:
B.J. Shorak
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/62777
Subjects:
McGinnis, Roy Clifford
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection
(AFC/2001/001/62777), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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