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The memoir of Timbox's grandfather

Jonathan Alexander McKenzie (1922 - July 4, 2000) was Timbox's grandfather who served overseas in World War II.

On August 12, 2013, Timbox made a Facebook post concerning his grandfather, in which he claimed that "Grandfather McKenzie" served as a pilot in the Flying Tigers, fighting against the Japanese for liberation of the Chinese. However, Timbox is likely exaggerating the truth, as records indicate that the only American who served in World War II under the name "John McKenzie" was part of the 456th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, and not the Flying Tigers.

A certain irony arises in the fact that John McKenzie fought the Japanese in World War II, as his grandson's asian fetish is such a prominent subject. The belated Jonathan McKenzie is likely rolling around in his grave right now.

Incidentally, Timbox's grandfather wrote a published memoir about his time in the 82nd Airborne Division, titled "On Time, On Target: The World War II Memoir of a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne". It is now out of print, but second-hand copies of the book are available online.

Timbox's Facebook Posts (August 12, 2013)Edit

You may never noticed, but I am actually the grandson of the "Grandfather McKenzie" who fought against the Japanese for the liberation of the Chinese on a Flying Tiger during World War II. Don't you believe it?

His name is John Alexander McKenzie. He is born in 1922 and died on the fourth of July 2000.

External LinksEdit

Amazon page for John McKenzie's memoir

US WWII military records containing John McKenzie

Facebook post about John McKenzie

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