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1st LT. Claire D. Porter

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  • Claire Porter

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Claire Porter served as a P-38 pilot with the 343rd Fighter Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group. On 16 June 1944, while strafing gun emplacement, his P-38 #43-28713 was hit by flak and crashed near Oisemont. Porter survived and was taken as a Prisoner...

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  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

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30 March 2017 20:33:50 Apilotsproudson Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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