The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E F Porter
Edward Francis Porter, of Glasgow, joined the RAF in July 1937 as an Aircrafthand. He later remustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner, completed his training and joined 141 Squadron at Turnhouse on 20th August 1940.
He was posted away to Kirton-in-Lindsey on the 30th to join 307 Squadron, then about to formed with Defiants as the first Polish night fighter unit.
Porter was killed on 2nd July 1941 as a Flight Sergeant with 12 Squadron, operating in Wellingtons from Binbrook, Lincolnshire.
He was flying in Wellington II W5419 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which came down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.
Also lost were:
F/Lt. WB Baxter
P/O PD MacAlister
F/Sgt. B Crocker
F/Sgt. GD Mansel
Sgt. PI Ferebee
Porter was 21. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 37.
L to R: Ferebee, Porter, Baxter, Mansel, Crocker, Godfrey (replaced by MacAlister on the final sortie).
Above photo courtesy of '1 Group: Swift to Attack' by Otter/Atha.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner