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Dave Laffitte Rogan


Joined RCAF on outbreak of war in Europe. Flew 13 x missions on Bristol Blenheim's with the RAF. Transferred to USAAF in 1942. Assigned to 358th BS, 303rd BG, 8AF. Flew 25 x missions. Returned to United States. Joined with a B-29 Group, 9th BG, 20th AF and was based on Tinian flying 35 x missions over Japan.

Awards: DFC (3OLC), PH, AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals. Also awarded the British Foreign Allied Service ribbon.



  • Richard Scharch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner/Radioman | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Middlesboro, Kentucky 7 October 1914

Son of J M Rogan and Mary [Callison] Rogan.

Enlisted Manitoba, Canada 1941

Enlisted RCAF.

Trained RCAF Brandon, MB, Canada 8 August 1941 – 22 November 1941

Underwent RCAF training. Course 35 Brandon, Manitoba.

Sent to ETO Liverpool, UK November 1941

Overseas to ETO.

Based Park House, Hooton Ln, Hooton, Ellesmere Port CH66 1NQ, UK December 1941 – September 1942

Flew Bristol Blenheim bombers on 13 missions for 13 Sqn RAF. Hooton Park RAF Station.

Transferred USAAF Molesworth, Huntingdon PE28 0QD, UK September 1942 – August 1943

Transferred USAAF. Assigned to 358th BS, 303rd BG, 8AF.

Returned to ZI United States August 1943
Training on B-29 United States September 1943 – December 1944

Trained on B-29's.

Flew B-29 operationally Tinian, 96952, CNMI January 1945 – June 1945

Based Tinian, flying 35 missions over Japan on B-29's.

Discharged USAAF United States 24 December 1946

Honourably discharged.

Died Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA 18 March 2011
Buried 1805 State Hwy 441, Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA April 2011

Middlesboro Cemetery
Bell County, KY


Date Contributor Update
25 March 2018 19:21:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:57 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self,