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.
2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
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