DEVINE, DAVID ANDREW, JR., First Lieutenant, # 0-674569, USAAF
David A. Devine, Jr., was born on 14 November 1921 in Kenton, Kentucky, to David A. Devine (1896-1968) and Elsie Marie (Murphy) Runner nee Devine (1904-1985) (married 17 April 1920, Newport, Campbell Co., KY). Siblings included Lavena Marie (Devine) Warner (1929-2003), Martha Y. (Devine) Monnin (1926-2009), and Kathleen Patricia (Devine) Stephenson (1935-1984). Living with them in 1940 was a paternal uncle, Michael Peter Devine (1893-1949). On 25 April 1842, David A. and Elsie Devine resided at 1313 Oakridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio. David A. Devine (Sr.) worked for the Apex Tool Co., Dayton, Ohio. In 1948, David A. Devine (Sr.) resided at 1313 Oakridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio. A point of contact for David A. Devine Jr. was Mrs. C.H. True, Golden Tip Oil Station, Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Kentucky.
He enlisted in the USAAF on 4 April 1942 at Lockbourne USAAF Field, Columbus, Ohio. He completed flight instruction and advanced flight school and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was multi-engine rated. He was sent overseas to 10th Air Force in India. On 19 August 1944, a C-46A, # 42-3616, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Comman, 4328 Air Base Unit, departed the airfield at Misamari, India, on a cargo transport mission to Chengkung, China and return.