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Roger B Withers


Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 #42102485. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Arthur Codding

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. 28-May-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5316. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102485 Bare Essentials

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Art Codding, Co-pilot: Roger Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Berg, Radio Operator: Clyde Waite,...


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    28 May 1944


Event Location Date
Born Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:22 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5316 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database