John H. Winkley, MD

The war found John starting a surgical residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He was on duty when the news came of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The war put a halt to his advanced surgical training. He signed up with the Army and as he put it he 'fortunately wound up in the Air Force.' Initial assignment was with a former Air National Guard unit and then to Randolph Field for flight surgeon training. John joined the 118th as a replacement just as they were to depart overseas. John recalled his time in India and China as being adventuresome and enjoyable. He collected several medals and was present for the evacuations of the bases in Eastern China.

After the war he returned to Bellevue and finished his residency and later moved to California where he practiced surgery with Kaiser and was a faculty member at USC.