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    Default Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    Does anyone know the forenames of Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029 an American in the RCAF. His surname is often given as McGregor in some primary sources. He transferred to the USAAF sometime after Oct 1942. A search of the internet and this site's databases has not turned up any candidates.

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    Default Re: Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    Last edited by wwrsimon; 30th September 2022 at 14:42. Reason: added newspaper link
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    Default Re: Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    Andy,

    Clarence James McGregor. Chadron Nebraska Eagle of 25 Nov 1942 confirms RCAF service number.

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/110458625/the-eagle/

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    Default Re: Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    I was put off by identifying him as his grave SAY USNR!!! naval reserve ?

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    Default Re: Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    There's an obituary on fold3.com which has the following:

    Clarence James McGregor was born in Spearfish on July 22, 1917, the son of Robert and Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor. Clarence and Jean McGregor were married in Rapid City on March 5, 1937. They had two daughters: Betsy Marie and Virginia Jean.

    Mr. McGregor served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from March 15, 1941 to September 25, 1942. He later transferred to the U.S. Naval Reserve. On October 23, 1942, he executed oath as an Ensign in London, England, and reported for duty to the Naval Forces in Europe on the same date. On November 29, 1942, he reported for duty to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. Lt. McGregor was attached to the Air Ferry Squadron ONE, Naval Air Station, New York, New York.

    Lieutenant Clarence James McGregor died on May 30, 1945, in Odessa, Texas, as the result of an airplane accident while on active duty. He was buried in Spearfish, South Dakota.
    We will remember the service and sacrifice of Navy Air Corps Lt. Clarence James McGregor.

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    Default Re: Sgt C.J. McGreggor R100029

    Many thanks gentleman, excellent information.

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