Paul Joseph McGinness
|Born||14 February 1896|
|Died||25 January 1952 (aged 55)|
Perth, Western Australia
|Service/||Australian Imperial Force|
Australian Flying Corps
Royal Australian Air Force
|Years of service||1914–1919|
|Battles/wars||First World War Second World War|
|Awards||Distinguished Flying Cross|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
|Other work||Co-founder of Qantas|
Paul Joseph McGinness, DFC, DCM (14 February 1896 – 25 January 1952) was an Australian flying ace of the First World War, credited with seven aerial victories. He was a co-founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (Qantas). McGinness was born on his family's property at Framlingham, Victoria, near Warrnambool, and attended St Patrick's College, Ballarat. McGinness died at Hollywood Repatriation Hospital and was buried at Karrakatta Cemetery.
- "Squadron Leader Paul Joseph McGinness DFC DCM". Shrine of Remembrance - Melbourne. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- "Paul McGinness". The Aerodrome. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
- "Obscure funeral for hero". The Mail (Adelaide). 41, (2, 070). South Australia. 2 February 1952. p. 5. Retrieved 12 May 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Cottrill, Pauline (2012). The Man Australia Forgot: Paul Joseph McGiness DFC, DCM, Co-founder of Qantas Airways. Corinda: Pictorial Press Australia. ISBN 9781876561796.
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