Porter, Raymond L., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 131X, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Butler
Last Address
Butler, PA

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Group Burial in Plot: Section 82 Site 156

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Pensacola, FL), A
 Duty Stations
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
  1944-1945, 131X, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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Last Known Activity
LT(jg) Porter was a pilot with VB-87, CVG-87, aboard the USS Ticonderoga (CV-14).

On the morning of 28 July 1945, Lt.(jg) Porter flew from the Ticonderoga (CV-14) aboard an SB2C-4 Helldiver (BU#  21079) on a mission to destroy the heavily armed Japanese cruiser Tone in Kure Harbor, near Hiroshima, Japan

Hia plane was shot down during the mission, Porter and his crew mate, ARM3C Norman R. Brissette, were adrift for two days before being captured.

The Navy declared  Porter as missing in action for a year before deciding that he must have died either while adrift in Hiroshima Bay or soon after capture. It was not until 24 June 1949 that the real cause of Porter's death was determined. After capture, Lt.(jg) Porter was held in the Chugoku Chugoku Kempei-Tai (Military Police Headquaters) in Hiroshima until the morning 6 August 1945 when the headquaters was distroyed by the atomic bomb.

His remains were found and interred in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri.
   
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