Roger H Beckman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 43925 - Rodger Beckman’s name on the Tablets of the Missing at the Ardennes American Cemetery

Rodger Beckman was Co-Pilot on B-17 #42-39887 “Pickle Dropper IV” on the 5 June 1944 mission to the Boulogne coastal defences, France, in preparation for the D-Day invasion. The Fortress crashed in to the Channel, with no survivors. Killed In Action (KIA), he is still listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33529901
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35090696
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32553930
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15394225
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15320641
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pickle dropper iv
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Snohomish, Washington, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

English Channel 1944-06-05 in the loss of B-17 #42-39887, off the coast of Dieppe, France

Other

Memorialized

Ardennes American Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium on the Tablets of the Missing at the Ardennes American Cemetery

Revisions

Date11 Jun 2020 13:59:53
ContributorED-BB
Sources

ABMC website

Date11 Jun 2020 13:22:53
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 5480
ABMC website

Date27 Sep 2014 18:24:22
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5480 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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