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Kinney, Myrton

Myrton Kinney
Army Air Corp
Yaphank


Myrton Kinney was the son of Myrton and Flora Kinney.  He was  born Oct. 23, 1923 and was inducted March 10, 1943 in  the Army Air Corps at Camp Upton, NY.  He was sent to Florida for training and then to armament school at Santa Anita, Calif.  After training as a bomb specialist he was sent to England and attached to the 8th Air Force where he worked on weapons for the B-17 and B-24 bombers.  His group was awarded nine battle stars. At the conclusion of the war in Europe he was sent to Sioux Falls, SD where he began training on B-29s.   He was separated from the Army at Amarillo, Texas on October 24, 1945 and returned home to Yaphank.  Myrton has served in the Yaphank FD as a volunteer for 70 years.

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