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Paul Olger Rolland

Military

Assigned to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bonn, Germany last seen chasing a Me109 NW of Bonn. Presumed battle casualty. POW (POW). 23-Dec-1944. MACR 11443.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 22nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-28815

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bonn, Germany last seen chasing a Me109 NW of Bonn. Pilot 1Lt Paul O Rolland presumed battle casualty. POW (POW). 23-Dec-1944. MACR 11443.

Associated Place

  • Kingsnorth

    Military site : airfield
    Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Humboldt County, IA, USA 20 September 1924
Lived in Bode, IA 50519, USA 1941
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA 2 February 1943

Jefferson Barracks
Missouri
USA

Based Kingsnorth 1944

Assigned to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Bonn, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bonn, Germany last seen chasing a Me109 NW of Bonn. Presumed battle casualty. POW. 23-Dec-1944. MACR 11443.

Buried Bonn, Germany 24 December 1944

Bonn Cemetery
Germany

Buried Bode, IA 50519, USA 1948

St Olaf Lutheran Cemetery
Bode
Iowa
USA

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