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John E Ford Jr

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • George Clearwater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96207

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 2Lt George W Clearwater Jr KIA 18-Dec-44.

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albany, NY 17 August 1923

Son of John E Snr and Mary F [Firstiun] Ford.

Enlisted Albany, NY 29 March 1943
Based Boreham 1944 – 18 December 1944

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Epinoy, France 18 December 1944

Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Buried Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery, Albany, NY 1949

Re-Interred
Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery
Albany,
Albany County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2018 13:54:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/155381830/john-e.-ford

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