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Lt. John A. McCarthy - 419th Squadron

John Anthony McCarthy

Home: Connecticut

Service: United States Air Force, 1951-54, Army Air Forces, 1941-48

Rank at time of death: Captain

Captain McCarthy was a bombardier on B-17's in World War II and B-29's in Korea.

Military Campaigns: Germany, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Korea

Military awards: Bronze Star, Air Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 4 Bronze clusters, World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 bronze campaign stars, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea), Korean War Service Medal, European Victory Commerative Medal World War II Victory Commerative Medal, Combat Service Commerative Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Commendation Medal.

Captain McCarthy died while on active duty in September 1954, and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.


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