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Roger Leon Aldrin

Military

Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687

Awards: AM (OLC, PH.

Service

People

  • Bernard Duffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 442nd Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687 Awards: PH.

  • Farrer Leake

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 442nd Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • George Simpson

    Military | Sergeant | Flight engineer | 442nd Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 #43-15131, mid air collision, crashed. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10687 Awards: PH.

  • Harold Wright

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 442nd Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Aircraft

  • 43-15131 'Lady Eve'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF. Mid air collision, crashed Sivry-Rance, Belgium. 6 x Killed non Battle (KNB) MACR 10687

Events

Event Location Date
Born Boston, MA 1921

Son of Gustav and Olga Aldrin.

Enlisted Fort Devens, MA 21 November 1942

Fort Devens Massachusetts

Died Sivry-Rance, Belgium 30 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) in C-47 43-15131, mid air collision, crashed Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10687

Buried 1946

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot G Row 15 Grave 8

Based

Assigned to 305TCS, 442TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2019 22:07:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28704587
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763564
https://www.fold3.com/record/85683153-roger-l-aldrin
https://www.fold3.com/record/529858472-roger-l-aldrin
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56278986/roger-leon-aldrin

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