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2LT Jack C Porter

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2LT Jack C Porter

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 26 Mar 1943 (aged 25)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Burial Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section A 482 Space 5
Memorial ID 34774155 View Source
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He was the son of Clyde Rankin Porter and Hazel E (Corson) Porter. He was the pilot of a B-24D bomber assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 492nd Bombardment Squadron. On March 26, 1943 they were number one to take off for a mission from Alipore Airdrome in India. They failed to clear some palm trees at the end of the runway, crashed, and eight of the nine men aboard were killed. Only the flight engineer survived.
He received the Purple Heart.



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2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: G. Stoecklein
  • Added: 13 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34774155
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/34774155/jack-c-porter : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Jack C Porter (16 Aug 1917–26 Mar 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 34774155, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by G. Stoecklein (contributor 46965842) .