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Major Clarence Tinker, commanding officer of the US 20th Pursuit Group, early 1930s

Caption   Major Clarence Tinker, commanding officer of the US 20th Pursuit Group, early 1930s ww2dbase
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Added Date 14 Jan 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Feb 2012 06:59:04 PM

Major General Clarence L Tinker, first Native-American Major General. On June 7, 1942 he was leading a flight of B-24 Liberators on a long-range mission against Japanese forces on Wake Is. General Tinker was killed when his B-24 crashed into the sea. In his honor Tinker Air Force Base was named in January 1948

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