US Army Air Corps, 1943-1945

Soldiers of the 1781st and 1782nd Ordnance Groups
Airmen of the 394th and 416th Bomb Groups

Sgt Edward Porter from North Carolina, service number 33522155, served Jan 12, 1943 to Nov 16, 1945. He was an aircraft welder in the 416th Bomb Group. His son would like to find anything related to Sgt Porter. Please send an email to "  " if you have any information.

2Lt Robert L Ford, Service Number O-2029375, from San Antonio, Texas, was a pilot in the 394th Bomb Group. He is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery. The cemetery caretaker would like information about Lt Ford. Please send an email to "  " if you have any information.

Does anyone have any contact information for the family of Ray Burdge? He shot color film during his time in the 394th, which can be seen on YouTube at Thanks, the information is requested by John Deam, son of Bill Deam, Pilot 394BG.




These units were attached to the .
Each unit had 76 enlisted men and 4 officers.

These Planes were assigned other Bomb Groups, not 394th nor 416th. Courtesy of Kenneth Wilhite.

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        Donna Cox Hill
        1934 Old Walnut Lane
        Jefferson City, TN 37760-5306

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