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BGEN JOHN F. KINNEY, USMC
FLIGHT LOG ID: 259


Service Date In: 07/01/1936
Service Date Out: 06/30/1959
Date of Birth: 11/01/1914
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: Washington State
City, State: Portola Valley, CA

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Silver Star

Theaters/Campaigns

Wake Island, Korea

Aircraft

F4F-3
F4U
F9F
HUS
R5D

Ship/Units/Deployments

VMF-311, CO
MAG-16, CO


Associations/Service Organizations

Marine Corps Av Assn
Nav Av Museum Fdn
Golden Eagles

Significant Achievements

One of 5 POWs (and only Marine Corps Aviator) to escape from the Japanese (WWII). Proved jet aircft could be used for close air supp. Wrote specifications for A4D.
Based on code developed by Richards Consulting Group