Fred D Porter JR USAF Major Story of WW II Combat Pilot

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This appears to be an unpublished manuscript of a World War II combat pilot- Ford D. Porter, Jnr / Major, USAF, Ret'd. The manuscript gives some details of Maj. Porter's experiences in WW II and covers these areas: a. Combat pilot assigned to Night Fighters, Recon and Transort plus staff pilot, b. Battle and Campaigns- Normandy Campaign, Northern France Campaign, Central Europe Campaign, Rhineland Campaign, Air Offensive Europe, Sicily Campaign, Battle of Anzio, c. Decorations and Citations- Air Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit citation, Army of Occupation Medal Germany, World War II Victory Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, Army of Occupation Medal Japan, d. Service credit-54, Overseas credit-47, Combat credit- 65, Total credits 179, officers Adjusted Rating Form WD AGO 163-0 USAAF, e. Assigned AAF, f. Left UK Nov 1944, g. Qualification in Military Specialities Pilot 1-2 Engine 1022-1058-1051, h. Ranks- Flight Officer, Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Service Schools RCAF Pilot Training, CCRG combat Crew School Battlefield Commission, i. Pilot time RCAF 170 hrs, USAAF B-17 33 hrs, Beaufighter 334 hrs, Mosquitos MK16 138 hrs., C-47 1540 hrs., j. ETOUSA and crossed the Rhine with 3rd Army at Mainz, Germany, also Battle of Bulge and D-Day, and In charge of Stendal Air Base. T are 153 pages bound by a plastic spine ... read more