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Robert Grant Porter
Recent Address:   Clearwater, FL
Family Information:   Parents: Frederick and Margaret; Wife: Joy; Children: Bill and Jim
Hometown:   Newell, WV
Date Entered Service:   June 25, 1942
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Bomb Group:   462nd
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Hump Missions Flown:    
Service Schools Attended:  
Aircraft Armament School in Denver, Officer Candidate School in Miami, and Harvard Business School.
Military Specialty(ies):   Statistical Control Officer
Rank Upon Discharge:   Captain
Crew Type:   Ground crew
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Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
Date Discharged from the 58th:    
Post-WWII Military Service:    
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Bob worked as a Cost Analyst for U.S. Steel in Duquesne, and for Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Watervliet and Leechburg, PA. He was the founder and first President of A-1 Rental, Inc., in Tarentum, PA. He served on the Board of Directors of Peoples' Federal Savings and Loan, Allegheny Valley Development Corp., and Allegheny Valley YMCA. He was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church in PA, and Christ Presbyterian Church in Largo, FL, and a member of Riverforest, Brackenridge Heights, and Clearwater Country Clubs.
Mr. Porter passed away January 17, 2009.


Robert  G. Porter
Robert G. Porter


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