Photo, Print, Drawing Photos of the late Private John Thomas Mackall after whom Camp Mackall, North Carolina has been named. Private Mackall, a member of a parachute unit which was part of the invading force that landed in North Africa early in November, was one of the first airborne soldiers to give his life there. He was born March 17, 1920 at Negley, Ohio. He was inducted into military service January 7, 1942 and received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas. He left for overseas duty with the first unit of the airborne command. He died November 12, 1942. The plane in which he was flying was attacked by three enemy pursuit ships; it made an emergency landing and Private Mackall was wounded in the strafing that occurred afterwards. He was buried with full military honors at the base of the Rock of Gibralter digital file from intermediary roll film

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