LtCol. John L. McGinn


(Frank Birtciel)

LtCol. John L. McGinn

338th FS - 26 April 1944 - 16 October 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CL-P 43-28833 "DaQuake"
P-51D CL-P 44-13740 "DaQuake" (To 359 FG following repair from accident)
P-51D CL-P 44-13954 "DaQuake" (Lost 26 Aug 44 - Lt. Samuel D Gevorkian - Evaded)
P-51D CL-P 44-14291 "DaQuake" (Lost 07 Oct 44 - Capt. Peter Dempsey POW)
P-51D CL-P 44-14730 "DaQuake" (Lost 15 March 45 - Lt Eugene H Duquette bailed out)
P-51D CL-P 44-72296 "DaQuake" (Renamed as Saturday Night by the Konantz brothers)

Mission History

64 missions, 271:40 hours

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
226 03 September 1944 Ludwigshafen
231 11 September 1944 Ruhland
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
2-0-2 (plus 3 air with the 347th FG, PTO)
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 03 September 1944  FW-190 destroyed (air) Brussels
11 September 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) S/Meiningen
11 September 1944  (2)Me-109 damaged (air) S/Meiningen
Notes

Entered Service from Long Beach, California
ASN - O-398332
Ex 18th and 347th Fighter Groups in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
26 April 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
31 August 1944 - Promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel
05 September 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
05 September 1944 - Awarded 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal
16 October 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty
23 October 1944 - Awarded 8th Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal
26 October 1944 - Awarded 9th, 10th & 11th Oak Leaf Clusters to the Air Medal

Crew Chief - T/Sgt. James C. Siebert
Asst. Crew Chief - Sgt. Ted Alexander
Radio - S/Sgt. Bud L. Etzwiler
Armourer - Cpl. Robert R. Spalding

Passed away on 09th March 2000

Awards
Memories  
   

Back to 338th Fighter Squadron Pilots