Max Lamar Rockey

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 39704 - Sam Peak crew. Photo taken spring 1944 at Alexandria Air Base in Alexandria, Louisiana. Front Row L to R: Samuel L. Peak, Victor R. Romasco, Thomas...

Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC #4297084
Samuel Peak crew

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676081
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741356
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-398074
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801198
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Co-Pilot

Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation. B-17s (GD-H, serial number 42-97064) and (GD-K, serial number 42-97076) nicknamed "Dee Marie" are visible in the foreground. Image via George J Letzer. Printed caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17G-40-BO.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spare Charlie
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Springport, Michigan, USA 1924-01-22

Died

Abbeville, France 1944-06-22 Shot down in B-17 "Spare Charlie". The plane crashed in Les Marais d'Épagnette, outside of Abbeville.

Buried

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 1949-04-14 Plot D, Row 13, Grave 34

Enlisted

Kalamazoo, Michigan 1943-01-01

Buried

St. André de l'Eure, France 1945-07-07 Buried in Plot H, Row 1, Grave 12 in the temporary St. André de l'Eure cemetery. Sgt. Rockey was buried next to crew member Allen Osterberg.

Buried

Mareuil-Caubert, France 1944-06-26 Between 24 and 26 June, Sgt. Rockey's body was recovered by French citizens. He was buried in grave 306 as unknown next to his crew members in Mareuil-Caubert.

Revisions

Date21 Jun 2020 20:48:41
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update to dates

Date19 Jun 2020 21:54:32
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Update to dates

Date19 Jun 2020 21:51:06
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Update to dates

Date28 Aug 2019 19:20:32
Contributorcamillemnoel
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Update on awards, name, and service number

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 5918 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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