John F. Kinsman

ADVANCED FLYING
Aviation Cadet John F. Kinsman, son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Kinsman, 1414 Rust Street, Eau Claire, has completed nine weeks of basic flight training at Majors Field, Greenville, TX and has been graduated to the Advanced Flying School at Eagle Pass, TX.


Second Lieutenant John Kinsman, who received his commission Tuesday at the Army Air Forces Training Station at Eagle Pass, TX, is spending a short leave at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Kinsman, 1414 Rust Street.

AT EPHRATA, WASHINGTON
Second Lieutenant John F. Kinsman, son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank C. Kinsman, 1414 Rust Street, is stationed at the Ephrata Army Air Base, where he will receive combat fighter training in piloting a P-39 Airacobra plane. Prior to entering the service, Lieutenant Kinsman was a student at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.

Lieutenant John Kinsman, son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman, 1414 Rust Street, spent a 4-day leave here. He left Saturday morning for his station at Ephrata, WA.

AT CAMP VAN NUYS
Lieutenant John Kinsman has been transferred from Ephrata, WA to Van Nuys Air Base, CA for further intensive training. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman.

LT. JOHN KINSMAN
Lieutenant John Kinsman, son of Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Kinsman, was graduated from Eagle Pass, TX as a fighter pilot. He will return to Eagle Pass for combat training.

Before enlisting in the Army Air Forces on March 1, 1942, Lieutenant Kinsman was a sophomore at Notre Dame University. 

He attended pre-flight school at San Antonio, TX; further training at Stamford and Greenville, TX.


LT. JOHN KINSMAN
Lieutenant John Kinsman has arrived in New Guinea, according to word received by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Kinsman, 1414 Rust Street.

He is a fighter pilot, flying a P-38

He took his advanced training at Santa Rosa, CA; Ephrata, WA; and Van Nuys, CA, after receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces at Eagle Pass, Texas in February 1944.


Lt. John Kinsman, Fighter Pilot, Is Killed in Action
Member of "Fighting 49 Group," USAAF
LT. JOHN KINSMAN, USAAF
Lieutenant John Kinsman, fighter pilot with the U.S. Army Air Force, was killed in action over the Philippines on February 19, according to a telegram received from the War Department, Friday, by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. F.C. Kinsman, 1314 Rust Street. 

Lieutenant Kinsman was a member of the 9th Squadron (the same squadron with which Major Bong flew, before he returned to the States) of the "Fighting 49th Group," United States Army Air Forces. 

After having completed his training in this country, Lieutenant Kinsman had left for the Pacific Theater of War on December 27, 1944 and, for a time, was based in New Guinea. 

After three weeks in New Guinea, he was based on Leyte. His last letter, received by his parents, was dated February 18, the day before his death, and it was written from Leyte. 

Among other things, he mentioned in the letter, he had been flying many missions from that base. Some time before that date, he had reported he had completed fifty missions. 

Lieutenant Kinsman entered the service on March 1, 1942. He was then a sophomore at Notre Dame University. He had attended St. Patrick's Grade and High School here and, later, was graduated from Campion College, Prairie du Chien. 

After entering the service, he attended pre-flight school at San Antonio, TX, with further training at Stamford and Greenville, TX. He took his advanced training at Santa Rosa, CA; Ephrata, WA; and Van Nuys, CA, after receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces at Eagle Pass, Texas in February 1944.