John Milton Duncan

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Paoli, IN

HONORED BY
Grateful American

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENLISTED 9 AUGUST 1943 AT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. REPORTED ABOARD THE USS NASSAU CVE-16, A BOGUE CLASS ESCORT CARRIER. ASSIGNED TO THE PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS. TASKED WITH THE DUTY OF FERRYING AIRCRAFT AND PILOTS TO THE THEATER. SEPTEMBER, 1944 ASSIGNED TO ADMIRAL HALSEY'S THIRD FLEET AS PART OF TASK GROUP 38 OPERATING OFF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, FORMOSA, ULITHI ATOLL AND THE CAROLINE ISLANDS. SPENT THE REST OF THE WAR FERRYING AIRCRAFT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PACIFIC THEATER OF OPERATIONS. RATING OF METALSMITH SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICER.