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 Ernest Rogers Ford, Jr

Ernest Rogers Ford, Jr

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 27)
Myanmar
Burial Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 29015251 · View Source
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Husband of Doris Ford

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.

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

Ford is also memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines.


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Gulf of Martaban Burma


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  • Created by: Jay Kelly
  • Added: 14 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29015251
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Rogers Ford, Jr (2 Sep 1917–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29015251, citing Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Jay Kelly (contributor 46936386) .