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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps; Air Force; Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force; Headquarters Company, 62nd Infantry Brigade; 37th Combat Support Group
  • Location of Service: Vietnam; Prattville, Alabama; Camp Blanding, Florida; Snetterton, England; Germany
  • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant; Staff Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/62777

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About this Item

Title

  • Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection

Names

  • Shorak, B.J.
  • Phillips, Patsy E.
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
  • McGinnis, Roy Clifford

Home State

  • Alabama

Headings

  • -  McGinnis, Roy Clifford
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
  • -  Prisoner of War -- United States
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters Company, 62nd Infantry Brigade
    • Location of Service: Prattville, Alabama; Camp Blanding, Florida
    • Dates of Service: 1940-1941
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served in the Army National Guard for approximately six months before transferring to the Army Air Corps in 1941.
  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
    • Location of Service: Snetterton, England; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1941-1945
    • Prisoner of War: Yes
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a waist gunner on a B-17 bomber. He was shot down on his fourth mission over Schweinfurt, Germany, on 10/14/1943, and was held POW in Stalag XVII-B for 19 months.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: 37th Combat Support Group
    • Location of Service: Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1966-1967
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as the personnel sergeant major for the 37th Combat Support Group.

Materials

  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944-1967)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1995-02)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2008-11)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2008; 2008-11-04)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/62777

Cite as

  • Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection (AFC/2001/001/62777), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • online text

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Shorak, B.J, Patsy E Phillips, National Court Reporters Association, and Roy Clifford McGinnis. Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.62777/.

APA citation style:

Shorak, B. J., Phillips, P. E., National Court Reporters Association & McGinnis, R. C. (1940) Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.62777/.

MLA citation style:

Shorak, B.J, et al. Roy Clifford McGinnis Collection. 1940. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.62777/>.