42-97275 Roger the Dodger

Object Number - UPL 30439 - John J Albers Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial Plot B, Row 25, Grave 16

Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Gr Island 27/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 3/5/44; no ops, transferred 549BS/385BG[XA- ] Gt Ashfield 4/5/44 REBEL; 551BS; Missing in Action Munich 6/10/44 with Bill Leverett, Dick Phillips, Bob Karshmer, Emmanuel Pappas, Harry Muentener, John Birrell, Milton Hyman, John Albers (9 Prisoner of War); Jim Davis (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Vehlgast, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 9522. ROGER THE DODGER.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32881059
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 388th Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Germany 1944-10-06

Revisions

Date25 Oct 2019 22:32:09
Contributorlittlebird
Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:11
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9522 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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