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Arthur K Rogers

Military

Completed 34 missions, Crew Number 95

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102505

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Billings 16/3/43; Gr Island 29/3/44; Grenier 1/4/44; slated 398BG, Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-A] Horham 8/4/44; 21m, transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-X] Framlingham 1/6/44 ODD BALL; Waist gunner: Bob Kincaid (Killed in Action) on...

  • 42-30338 'Cabin in the Sky' 'Rough Group' 'Dorothy Dee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 11/7/43 CABIN IN THE SKY; re-named ROUGH GROUP then DOROTHY DEE; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/7/45;...

  • 42-31932 Purdy Baby/Miss Cue/Sister Kate/Rick-O-Shay IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Gr Island 1/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-H] Framlingham 23/2/44 RICK-O-SHAY IV then PURDY BABY; taxi accident on base with Harry Robison 16/3/45; 101m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base...

  • 42-3558 SHY ANN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 30/7/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-T] Framlingham 29/9/43; Salvaged 15/7/45. SHY ANN.

  • 43-37564

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-O] Framlingham 27/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Gene Freeman, Merrill Hire, John Rapp, Sam Greenleaf, Leon Gaylord, Ed Hughes, Ray Fry, Joe Hostler,...

  • 43-37565

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-N] Framlingham 27/5/44; battle damaged Hannover 28/3/45 with ?; force landed Chievres A/fd, Bel; repaired & ret group 7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 5/7/45; 4168...

  • 43-37831 Lady Velma

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Hunter 5/6/44; Grenier 15/6/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-C] Framlingham 17/6/44; Missing in Action Hannover 14/3/45 with Willard Kast, John Romkema, Bob Peterson, Dan McKinney, Paul Akisevich, John Popesen, Dorsett Shipman,...

  • 43-37895 'TAKE IT EASY'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 12/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 2/7/44; transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-R] Framlingham 3/7/44; crash landed at base on return from Nurnberg with John Corcoran 5/4/45; Salvaged 25/4/45. TAKE IT EASY.

  • 43-38375 Kwitcherbitchin aka The Hellion

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Kearney 4/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-S] Framlingham 18/8/44; taxi accident with Don McKellar 15/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/7/45; Reconstruction...

  • 44-6007 Lucky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/4/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Dow Fd 30/4/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-M] Framlingham 4/5/44; suffered severe battle damaged 8/9/44 over Mainz with Edgar Moody, with two engines out landed in France, repaired and returned to base; landing...

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Missions

  • 449

    1 July 1944

  • 484

    20 July 1944
    A rough one. Bombed an oil refinery near Leipzeig. Flak put several holes in the plane; ine in number 3 gas tank. Came back on 3 engines.

  • 492

    24 July 1944
    Bombed enemy troop concentrations and thus assisted the Allied breakthrough at St. Lo. About 1500 planes of US went to St. Lo in Cherbourg. We came back with our bombs. Couldn't find the target.

  • 494

    25 July 1944

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 512

    3 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 527

    7 August 1944
    STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

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Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2020 09:00:39 Emily Changes to biography and awards
Sources

Information provided by Curtis Thompson, Nephew

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2016 10:56:56 Lucy May Changes to role, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Correspondence with Arthur K Rogers' nephew, Curtis.
Sources:
http://www.390thspace.com/missions.php?page=1&name=Rogers, Arthur K
https://www.390th.org/interactive-library/?q=arthur+rogers&390th_tax_pos...

See photo of Rogers here: https://www.fold3.com/document/48252571/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Rogers%2C+Arthur+K

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