39th Bomb Group (VH)


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Cpl Arthur T. Ford
Tail Gunner

Arthur was born and raised in Brockton a son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Cashin) Ford and remained a lifelong resident of the city.

He was the devoted husband of Irene L. (Kane) Ford. Arthur has 5 sons, 4 daughters.

During WWII Arthur served in the US Army Air Corps as a tail gunner, seeing action in the Asiatic and Pacific Theatre.

Most of Arthurís work career was spent in the Brockton Public Schools maintenance department and he retired in 1983 as Building and Grounds Supervisor.

Arthur enjoyed winters in West Palm Beach, Florida, trips to Ireland, golf and working out at the gym. He's known to be a sweet and gentle man with a gift for gab and very accepting of all he met. Arthur put his family first.

Cpl Arthur T. Ford took his Final Flight on 26 Dec 2019 at the age of 94 yrs

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Source: Excerpts from the obituary of Arthur T. Ford, The Enterprise