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John W Porcher III


Killed in Action (KIA) near Goerne in B-17 'Good Old Yank' #42102673

Crew Number 80


Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102673 Preferred Risk, Good Old Yank

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-B] Framlingham 4/5/44 PREFERRED RISK; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Joe Lewis, John Ruane, Earl Morrison, John Koralwski, John Porcher (5 Killed in Action)...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Littlefield, Texas
Died 14 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11724 /