J.R. McCoy

J.R. McCoy, 1943
J.R. McCoy, 1943
Recent Address: 5900 Norma Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76114-3211
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Family Info: Parents: Virgil and Ethel; Wife: Lorraine; Children: Lala, Joni, Jim
Hometown: Albany, TX
Date Entered Service: January 5, 1942
Service Number: O-692039
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 793rd
Location of Unit: Kharagpur, India July 4 1944
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 12 round trips
Targets: Anshan, Formosa, Rangoon (2), Omura, Nanking, Nagasaki (2), Kyushu, Mukden, Tangyang, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Kobe (2), Nagoya, Tokyo (2), Yokohama, Osaka (3), Omuta, Tokohashi, Okayama, Kure, Takamatsu, Chiba, Sendai
Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Battle Participation Medal / India-Burma Campaign, Distinguished Flying Cross, Presidential Unit Citation, Overseas Service Bars (2)
Service Schools: AAF Navigation School-Hondo, TX March 1943; Roswell AAF,NM September 1943
MOS: MOS 1034-Navigator, MOS 1035-Bombardier
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6333 Camel Caravan, 42-24487 Bengal Lancer, 42-63415 Jolly Roger, 42-24525 Mary K, 42-65276 Raiden Maiden II, 42-63530 Totin' To Tokyo II, 44-69665 (unnamed), 42-24442 Wichita Witch
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Date Discharged: December, 1945
Post WWII Service: Army Air Force Reserve, discharged on 2/18/66, rank of Captain
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): City Service Pipeline, 3/23/46 to 3/1952, Sour Lake, TX, General Dynamics, Aircraft Plant #4, Fort Worth, TX, 3/1952 to retirement on 1/31/86
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J.R. McCoy, 1944
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