Ross Augustus McClintock
Douglas Class of 1944E
S/N: O-831748. He was in the 094th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Sqdn/333rd Bomb Sqdn in the European Theater. He flew B-17's and had 13 missions out of England.
Born: April 29, 1921 in Olive, California
From his daughter: My father was a larger than life symbol of the American Dream. He was born a 3rd generation native Californian on April 29, 1921, in Olive, California, a man of humble beginnings. He flew thirteen missions out of Rougham Field, Bury St. Edmund, England. After the war he finished college as an engineer and went on to be a pioneer in the oil industry starting his own company, Western Offshore Drilling and Exploration that was acquired by Fluor Corporation in about 1968 and became the Chairman of Fluor Drilling and Vice President of Fluor Corporation.
In 1948 he married in the City of Orange, California, where they both grew up. He adopted her two daughters my sisters, Susanah and Mary and raised them as his own. I was born in 1949, Julia Ann, my brother was born in 1955, Ross A. McClintock, Jr.
My father was the smartest person I have ever known, he traveled the world and made many friends wherever he went, so many that the big Presbyterian Church in Santa Ana, California could hardly hold everyone who attended his funeral, including one of his crew members from the war. He left us far too soon in May of 1985, a victim of heart and kidney failure. He is survived by four children, 15 grandchildren, 23 great grand children and is missed every day.