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SGT  Clarence PORTER

UNIT: 418th BOMB Sqdn POSITION: WG
SERIAL #: STATUS: SWA
MACR:

Comments1: DATE & MISSION UNK, TAKEN OFF FLYING STATUS)

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2ND LT JOHN A. EVANS              P CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY
2ND LT ELMER F. TALBERT        CP CPT 21 JUL 44  REGENSBURG & LUDWIGSHAFEN
2ND LT HENRY S. MEARS, JR.  NAV CPT 20 JUL 44 MERSEBURG
2ND LT JOHN A. GRAZIANO    BOM CPT 25  JUL 44 ST LO (GROUND DEFENSE)
SGT PETER CHURITCH            ROG CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY
SGT LELAND M. BAILEY           TTE CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY
CPL LYNN H. LYTHAGOE         RWG CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY
SGT   CLARENCE PORTER JR      LWG NOC SWA  DATE & MISSION UNK
SGT EDWARD J. DELUCCIE         TG CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY
S/SGT  WILLIAM BARACK           BTG CPT 17 JUL 44 MONTGOURNOY*

418th Sqdn..  Crew, as above, joined the 100th on 09 Mar 1944.  Crew flew "RETURN TICKET" 

* Information from email from Sandy DeLuccie (Daughter in Law) of Ed DeLuccie on April 11, 2000

According to Sgt Ed Deluccie, Sgt. Clarence Porter Jr was injured by a 50 calibur tracer bullet(friendly fire) and the only thing that saved his life was that the tracer cauderized the wound as it went through him, othewise he would have died.  Sgt Porter's wounds took him off flying status and he was replaced on the crew by a S/Sgt Joseph Parrilla. this action happened around the crews 22nd mission.  (April 14, 2000 by Ed Deluccie) 

List of Missions for Lt John Evans, Sgt Ed Deluccie, Peter Churitch, Leland Bailey, William Barack. 
(Given by Ed DeLuccie May,2000) 

1.   3/18/44-Munich
2.   3/22/44-Berlin
3.   3/27/44-Bordeaux
4.   4/01/44-Ludwigshafen
5.   4/10/44-Rheims
6.   4/11/44-Rostock
7.   4/12/44-Leipzig
8.   4/13/44-Augsburg
9.   4/18/44-Berlin
10. 4/19/44-Lippstadt & Werl
11. 4/20/44-Flottemanville& Marquenneville
12. 4/22/44-Hamm
13. 4/24/44-Friedrichshafen
14. 4/25/44-Dijon
15. 4/29/44-Berlin
16. 5/08/44-Berlin
17. 5/09/44-Couvron
18. 5/11/44-Liege
19. 5/12/44-Brux
20. 5/13/44-Osnabruck
21. 5/19/44-Berlin  
22.  5/24/44-Berlin
23.  5/25/44-Brussels
24.  6/06/44-French Coast (D-Day)
25.  6/06/44-French Coast (D-Day)
26.  6/11/44-Berck-Sur-Mer
27.  6/14/44-Le Culot
28.  6/15/44-Wilster
29.  6/18/44-Brunsbuttelkoog
30.  6/21/44-Ruhland (Shuttle Mission to Russia)
31.  6/26/44-Drohobyez, Poland
32.  7/03/44-Arad (Rumania)
33.  7/05/44-Beziers (Italy to Base)
34.  7/13/44-Munich
35.  7/17/44-South France (No Ball)

Our crew was formed at Moses Lake, WA, in September, '43. After training there for about 6 weeks, we were moved to Tampa...Drew Field...for better weather conditions. Unfortuantely, we did not get the job of flying a B-17 to Florida. Instead, we were on a horribly crowded troop train for 6 days. After Tampa, we went to Savannah (Hunter Field?) to get the B-17 we were to take to England, via the Southern route. We spent a few memorable days there, and then were given a week to visit our families over the Xmas holidays. (john graziano Nov 2001)

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ID: 4185