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Roger Grant Counselman


Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF Co-pilot B-24 42-52154 'Male Call'. Transferred to 2SF, 355FG, 8AF USAAF, flew P-51D 'June Bug'. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Born Crawford County, PA, USA 27 April 1919

Son of Stanley Alan Counselman.

Lived in Meadville, PA 16335, USA 1941
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 18 March 1942
Based Old Buckenham 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF .

Based Steeple Morden 1944 – 1945

Transferred to 2SF, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Meadville, PA 16335, USA 7 October 1993
Buried 4284 PA-173, Cochranton, PA 16314, USA November 1993

Cochranton Cemetery
Crawford County, PA


Date Contributor Update
24 July 2018 20:37:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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

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