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Roger Marvin Link

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Lester Personeus

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions ETO. Ended tour Duty (ETD). Went on to complete 23 x combat missions on B-29's in the pacific. Awards: DFC (2OLC), AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29529 NORA 2

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missouri, USA 11 June 1921

Son of Leroy and Ione [Hart] Link.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 13 May 1942

Los Angeles California

Based Chelveston 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2019 21:56:33 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84991479-roger-m-link
https://www.fold3.com/image/629830128?terms=roger,link
https://www.fold3.com/image/185659603?rec=185659654
https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LKQS-122/james-r-link-1924-1988

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2019 21:55:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84991479-roger-m-link
https://www.fold3.com/image/629830128?terms=roger,link
https://www.fold3.com/image/185659603?rec=185659654
https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LKQS-122/james-r-link-1924-1988

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

305th Bomb Group Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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