LCDR John Joseph Magda, USNJohn Joseph Magda, Jr. was born in Camp Taylor,KY 1918. He attended Western Kentucky State Teachers College in Bowling Green, KY. After graduation in 1940, he enlisted in the United States Navy and completed flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida in 1941. As a fighter pilot flying from the USS Hornet at the Battle of Midway he ditched in the Pacific, spending five days in a life raft until rescued. Later in the war, Magda scored multiple victories in the South Pacific flying the F6F Hellcat. After World War II, he flew the Grumman Panther with the Navy Blue Angles, becoming their Commander in January, 1950.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 4:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 550327 N 4086108|
|Decimal Degrees||36.91965000, -86.43496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 55.179', W 86° 26.098'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 55' 10.74" N, 86° 26' 5.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4883-4999 Smallhouse Rd, Bowling Green KY 42104, US|
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