Hall of Honor
J. Stepchinski began his military career with the 111th Observation
Squadron, 36th Division (Air Service), Texas National Guard on July 1,
Inducted into federal service in 1940 as a crew chief, he soon became
the maintenance chief for inspection and maintenance, then line chief
for all squadron maintenance personnel.
Mr. Stepchinski accompanied the 111th Squadron through staging in
Scotland and England, then into combat in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia,
Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany.
After returning to the Texas Air National Guard in October, 1946, he
helped reestablish the maintenance program of the 111th Tactical
Reconnaissance Squadron at Ellington Air Force Base. Three years later,
he was activated again for the Korean conflict.
Upon his return to the Texas Air Guard in 1952, he resumed the duties of
a line chief. August 4, 1958, he was commissioned a warrant officer and
served as aircraft maintenance superintendent and aircraft maintenance
officer until his retirement as a chief warrant officer (W-4) on August
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