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Paul Joseph McGinness
Nickname "Ginty"
Born 14 February 1896
Died 15 January 1955(1955-01-15) (aged 58)
Place of birth Warnambool, Victoria, Australia
Allegiance Flag of Australia.svg Australia
Service/branch Australian Imperial Force
Australian Flying Corps
Years of service 1914 – 1919
c. 1940 – 1945
Rank Squadron Leader

First World War

Second World War
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Other work

Co-Founder of Qantas

Biography - THE MAN AUSTRALIA FORGOT - PJ McGUINESS by Pauline Cottrill. Published - Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach 2012

Paul Joseph McGinness DFC, DCM (14 February 1896 – 15 January 1955) was an Australian flying ace of the First World War, credited with seven aerial victories. He was a co-founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.[1] McGinness was born on his family's property at Framlingham, Victoria, near Warrnambool, and attended St Patrick's College, Ballarat.


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