Flynn Mabry entered the army on May 13th 1942. He was inducted at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. On May 22, 1942 he was transferred to Keesler Field in Mississippi for basic training. On June 11, 1942 he was transferred to the Delgado Central Trades School in New Orleans, Louisiana where he completed the course for Airplane Mechanics on Oct. 21, 1942. Before going overseas to England, he was stationed at Sioux City Army Airfield, Wendover Army Airfield in Utah and the Kearney Army Air Base in Kearney, Nebraska. He was stationed in England from 1943 to 1945 as an airplane mechanic serving with the 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron. He was stationed at an airbase in Thorpe Abbotts, a tiny hamlet twenty miles south of Norwhich, in Norfolk, England. The 100th flew its first combat mission on June 25, 1943, and its last on April 20, 1945. During those 22 months, some 7,000 men and a few women were stationed at Thorpe Abbotts. Campaigns included: Air Offensive, Europe Normandy Northern France Rhineland Arnennes-Alsace Central Europe. Flynn was honorably discharged from the army on September 28, 1945.
Thank you to my dad, my brother, and to all other veterans who have served our great country! Happy Veterans Day everyone!