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

Second World War

Awards Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Other work Co-Founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services

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 Qantas Airlines.[1] McGinness was born in Framlingham on his family's property, 15 mins east of Warrnambool and attended St Patrick's College, Ballarat.



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