Technical Sergeant John J. Murray

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Dress jacket: Technical Sergeant John J. Murray (ASN: 32252324) Technical Sergeant John “Jack” Murray was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress combat gunner/togglier in World War II. He served in the 547th Bombardment Squadron (384th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Army Air Force) flying out of Grafton-Underwood bomber base in England. He voluntarily flew two combat tours for a total of 65 missions! His first mission was in July 1943, which was at a time that bomber losses were so high that … Read More

Staff Sergeant David O. Anthony

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Grouping: Staff Sergeant David O. Anthony (ASN: 36682781) David Orlando Anthony was born on December 25, 1917 in Peoria, Illinois. Before entering the service David Anthony was a machinist at the Peoria & Pekin Union railway roundhouse. Afterwards he was employed at the Rock Island arsenal, which has been an active manufacturer of military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s. Nowadays it is the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.[1] In the early days of WWII, the … Read More