Norman Joseph Rogers

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 54105 - 2nd Lt Norman J Rogers Jr, 491BG.

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x combat missions.

Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-24 42-110107 "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm" 24-Aug-44; Bailed out of A/C, captured and held overnight at Munster A/D, dispatched by rail for Oberusel, due to a bombed out rail line, marched on foot through Russelsheim, beaten to death by civilian mob 26-Aug-44. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8296

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 338833051
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier / Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31340848
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36459119
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34792548
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31267637
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Wham Bam Thank You Mam
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 24 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Rochester, New York 1919-12-22 Son of Norman J Sr and Jennie Rogers. Next of kin - wife Mrs Norman Rogers.

Based

North Pickenham 1944-08-24 Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Re-Interred Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Plot D Row 3 Grave 14

Buried

Russelsheim, Germany 1944-08-27 Interred Russelsheim cemetery

Other

Bailed out

40 miles Nth Hanover 1944-08-24 Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-24 42-110107 "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm" 24-Aug-44; Bailed out of A/C, captured. MACR 8296

Died

Russelsheim, Germany 1944-08-26 Beaten to death by civilian mob 26-Aug-44. Killed in Action (KIA)

Other

Flight training

Trained at the following bases; Mitchell Fld, NY Scott Fld, IL Lowery Fld, CO CGAF Class Ctr Nashville, TN Maxwell Fld, AL

Enlisted

New York City, NY New York City, New York

Revisions

Date5 Apr 2020 01:02:52
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Feb 2015 04:25:56
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8296, National WWII Monument

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