Jan 19, 1916 - Oct 21, 1966
McGuire Sr., flew with the Flying Tigers starting just after
his training was completed (112E Pilot-Fighter) in August 1942.
This was shortly after the Army Air Corps. took over the volunteer
operation in July 1942. By this time it was known as the China
Air Task Force and then finally the 14th Air Force. In his first
tour he flew with the 76th Squadron and in his second tour he was
in the 75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Group, 14th Air Force. He flew
the famous P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, and many
others. He finished
the war as the commander of the 76th Fighter
1945 - Dec 1945) After returning to the USA, he joined the reserves
and flew the first of the U.S. Jets, the P-80 in the Deleware National
Guard. He also recieved his multi-engine rating
on a B-25 in August of 1943!
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
- Mark Twain
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WWII Honoree Eugene J. McGuire
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