1/Lt. Paul R. Porter

(F. Birtciel)

1/Lt. Paul R. Porter

343rd FS  14 June 1944 - 06 November 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D CY-K 44-13874 "June Bug II"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
227 05 September 1944 Stuttgart
230 10 September 1944 Nürnberg (Blue 4)
234 17 September 1944 Operation Market Garden
265 06 November 1944 Neumunster
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Score Detail 05 September 1944  (2)He-111 damaged (ground) Stuttgart/Echterdingen
Notes Entered service from Los Angeles, California.
ASN - O-760385
14 June 1944 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
August 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
17 September 1944 - Ditched in English Channel and rescued
06 November 1944 - Killed in Action
Bailed out of aeroplane, after engine caught fire, approximately 40 miles at sea from Great Yarmouth.
Attempts by 55th FG pilots and also P-47 Air Sea Rescue pilots failed to locate Lt. Porter.
MACR No.10439
Lt. Porter had previously ditched in the English Channel on 17 September 1944.
Lt. Porter's name is on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Military Cemetery, Coton, Cambridge, England.

Awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.


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