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James T Rogers

Military

James Rogers served as a navigator with the 562nd Bomb Squadron of the 388th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Knettishall, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102626

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 26/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 3/5/44 THE WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45. (battle damaged Bischofsheim, Ger 13/1/45 with ?;...

  • 42-39861 Ramp Tramp

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 23/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; sal 31/5/45.

  • 42-97114

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 2/2/44; Dorval 3/2/44; Assigned RAF [HB-777]; transferred USAAF 10/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Glendon Brown, Bill Whitlock, Larry Semenza (3 Prisoner of War); Joe Sala,...

  • 43-37523

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; battle damaged at Magdeburg 20/6/44 with Chas Maring, Scott Johnson, nav ?, John Hanlon ?, Roy Dean, Bob Bessett, John Kelly, Tom Isaacs, Art Woodsum,...

  • 43-37635

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishal 3/6/44; Missing in Action Holzwickede, Ger 23/3/45 with Don Dennis (Killed in Action); Gordon Oesch, Albt Arenowitz, John Bennett {togg}, Tom McElherne, Harland...

  • 43-38692

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 5/9/44; Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 25/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38931

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 2/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 23/11/45.

  • 43-39107

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 7/12/44; Dow Fd 21/12/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 23/12/44; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 24/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

  • 44-6154

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 360BS/388BG Knettishall 7/6/44 LIL HOMESICK ANGEL; battle damaged Zeitz 16/8/44 with ?; mid air coll with 42-97328; crash landed Ger; 2KIA 8MIA; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45;...

  • 44-6803

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 16/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 18/12/45.

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Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2017 22:02:20 Dtrogers1250 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Families record of service

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 15:05:08 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
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Added connection to airfield and brief description of service.

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2016 22:36:47 Dtrogers1250 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

388bg.info

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2016 21:52:50 Dtrogers1250 Changes to nickname and awards
Sources

David Rogers - son of James T. Rogers
388bg.info

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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