An Airman's Story: Sergeant John Gordon MacIntosh Jr.

Sergeant John Gordon MacIntosh Jr was born on May 20, 1920, in Akron, Ohio.  His family moved to Steubenville, Ohio, where he attended high school and briefly worked for the Fuller Brush Company before enlisting in the US Army Air Force on July 1, 1941, in response to World War II.

He trained as a turret gunner and was assigned to the B-24 Liberator Unit, 431st Bomber Squadron, 11th Bomber Group, in the Pacific.

While flying on #42-73018 (I believe it was named "Captain and The Kid"), an unknown event disabled the plane, which was last seen off the coast of Truk, the Philippines, on July 28, 1944.

Sergeant John G Macintosh Jr is memorialized on the Tablet of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.


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