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Townsend, John Paul


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:31:55

Townsend, John Paul

Cedar Falls, IA

Serial No: 0-857908

Born: Apr 16, 1921

Parents: John W. and Marie K. Townsend

Entered Army: Aug 14, 1942, AAF

Training in US: Chanute Field, IL; Hartford, CN; Deseret Training

Left for Overseas: From San Francisco, CA in Oct 1944; arrived Leyte Nov 1944. Assigned 3rd Fighter Sq., Commando, and 3rd Air Commando Grp.

Engagements: New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon, Ie Shima, Japan Occupation

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific with 8 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation with 1 Bronze Star, American Theater, Victory

Returned to US: Tokyo, March 1946; Seattle, WA on Apr 1946

Discharged: Fort Leavenworth, KS

Rating: Maj

Months in Service: In US, 29; overseas, 18

Was 2-1/2 months back of Japanese lines

Present Occupation: Mechanical engineer

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: His parents are buried in Buckingham Cem. Traer, IA. Buckingham can be viewed online.


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