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World War II 1
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Birth:
Delta COLO. 2
Death:
26 Dec 2007 2
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321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squad, Lt Jack G Porter WWII MTO B-25's
321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squad, Lt Jack G Porter WWII MTO B-25's
321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squad, Lt Jack G Porter WWII MTO B-25's /
Operations Order # 56, Jack flew across the Atlantic the Southern Route
Operations Order # 56, Jack flew across the Atlantic the Southern Route
Jack Porter was an original Pilot in the Cadre' of the 321st Bomb Group.
Jack Porter was an original Pilot in the Cadre' of the 321st Bomb Group.
Jack was Pilot of the #41-13192, an Original B-25 in the (now famous) Gen Bob Knapp "Flight Over the Atlantic" in a single mass without loss. Departed Morrison Field, Fla. 15 Feb.1943.

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Full Name:
Jack Grafton Porter 2
Person:
Jack G Porter 1
Level of Education: 2 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
Delta COLO. 2
Male 2
Birth:
23 Jul 2014 2
Male 2
Birth:
1917 1
Death:
26 Dec 2007 2
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Mother: Alma Porter 2
Father: Robert M Porter 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
18 Dec 1941 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Serial Number:
18047182 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Race or Ethnicity:
White 2
Occupation:
Secretaries 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0271 1
Film Reel Number: 2.128 1

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Lt Jack G Porter, 321st Bomb Group, 446th BS MTO

Italy

Jack G Porter joined the Army in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet from Colorado, he was living at 634 Ouray Avenue, Grand Junction, COLO. on 18 Dec. 1941.   Jack had completed 2 years of College and was employed as a Business Secretary.   Jack was single at enlistment.  ( 18047182 )  Lt Porter was an Original Pilot in the [now famous] Gen Bob Knapp's Flight over the Atlantic, the 1st to cross the Atlantic the Southern Route in a single mass without loss.  Lt Porter flew the B-25 #41-13192 with Lt Eugene Browning, (as Co-Pilot) Lt Joseph R Merek (as Bombardier) Sgt. Logan Lytle (as Engineer, although he is listed as Gunner) Louis Rubidoux (in Radio position but he was  446th Communications) John Halko (Gunner) and Jack Flothe (Armament, flew as Passenger)   Leaving Morrison Field, Fla. 12 Feb. 1943 for the Southern Route down to Brazil and over to the Ascention Island and up to Africa. 

   Jack's 1st Combat Mission was 20 March, 1943 to Djebel Tebaga in Ship #41-13192.  His 2nd Combat Mission was 12 April, a Sea Sweep.  Next is 22 April to Mateur again in the #41-13192.  23 April to Mateur Marshalling Yards.  He flew regularly with Lt Eugene Stocking.

12 Nov. 2010,    Hi there, (Miles to 321st Historical Researcher, John T Fitzgerald) 

    This is a pic of a shadow-box put together for my Dad, Colonel Jack G. Porter, 12th Air Force, 321 BG.  Shows the emblem on his hat, rank insignias, one of his DFCs, various service medals, wings, etc.   I am not sure how many combat missions he flew. I know he later became General Ira C. Eaker's personal pilot. The General mentions this in his biography.  When he got out of the USAF, he was taken down to a Lt. Colonel as the jump from Captain to Major had been a field promotion from General Eaker to become part of the General Staff.   Daddy never talked too much about flying combat missions, so any other info you could give me about his career in the Air Force would be helpful and much appreciated.  Jack G.Porter - 23 July 1917 - 26 December 2007  Best Regards,  Miles M. Porter

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321st Bomb Group Historian PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

Jack Grafton Porter

Texas

Jack Grafton Porter was born to Robert M and Alma Porter in Delta Colorado, 23 July, 1917.  1st child was Elinore (daughter), then Jack (son), Helen (daughter) and then Allen (son). 

Jack G Porter married Eva Gail Morrison (born 5 Feb. 1925 in Dallas County, Texas and died 25 Oct. 1985, Dallas Texas)

Jack passed 26 Dec. 2007, Dallas TX. Last address of 1535 Junior Dr. Dallas TX  (1993)

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