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Carl William Rogge


Assigned to 508BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions.

Award: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x battle stars).



  • Frank Muhleman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 508BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Awards: 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. ...

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102949

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 30/6/44; transferred 508BS/351BG [YB-G] Polebrook 1/7/44; Missing in Action 22m Augsburg 19/7/44 with Herb Konecheck, Co-pilot: Barrett Levinsky, Navigator: Joe...

  • 42-102971

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Grenier 19/5/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 29/5/44; Missing in Action {26m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Paul Pattison, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clyde Bullock, Radio Operator: Winfred Wiemer,...

  • 42-97349 'Silver Dollar'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/44; Homestead 19/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 28/4/44; transferred 508BS/351BG [YB-B] Polebrook 7/5/44; 120m Returned to the USA Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction...

  • 43-37727

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/5/44; Kearney 25/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-N] Polebrook 9/6/44; Missing in Action {46m} Merseburg 21/11/44 with Warren Loehndorf, John Simich, Jordan Ivanoff (3 Killed in Action); Stan Kemp, Leland Potter,...

  • 43-37850 UMBRIAGO

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-G] Polebrook 21/7/44; Missing in Action 25m Ruhland 12/9/44 with Jim Brown, Navigator: Ernie Ornett, Bombardier: John Rasko, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry...

  • 43-37978

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Hunter 7/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-J] Polebrook 7/8/44; {48m} Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date
Born Fort Wayne, IN, USA 30 August 1920

Son of Carl Frederick and Bernadette Amelia [Strebig] Rogge.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI, USA 5 August 1942
Based Polebrook 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 508BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried 1920 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60030, USA August 1996

Ascension Catholic Cemetery
Lake County, IL.

Died McHenry, IL, USA 5 August 1996


Date Contributor Update
09 March 2018 18:01:38 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /