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1Lt Ernest Rogers Ford, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1917
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1944, Myanmar (Burma)

His wife was named Doris.

Ford was the navigator on B-24J #44-70414, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. During the attacks Ford's plane collided with one of the other bombers in the formation causing both to crash into the Bay of Martaban, killing both crews.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He is also memorialized in Fairfax City Cemetery in Virginia, alongside his parents. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Rogers Ford (1876 - 1950)
  Florence Elizabeth Swart Ford (1894 - 1982)
 
 Sibling:
  Ernest Rogers Ford (1917 - 1944)
  Ernest Rogers Ford (1917 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Virginia.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56782364
1Lt Ernest Rogers Ford, Jr
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 Added: Jun. 12, 2014
 
 
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