1LT Rodney D. Bloomgren

1LT Rodney D. Bloomgren

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Death 16 Jan 1962 (aged 26)
Burial Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 10450776 · View Source
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Jamestown Post-Journal, Wednesday, January 17, 1962

Local Flier's Plane Lost
Bomber Down in Woods
First Lt. Rodney D. Bloomgren, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bloomgren, 30 Chambers St., is commander of the B47 jet bomber which is feared to have crashed in northern New York State's vast forests.
Widespread search continues today for he aircraft, which disappeared early Tuesday while on a routine training flight from Plattsburgh Air Force Base.
The officer graduated from Jamestown High School in 1953. He enlisted in the Air Force in May of 1956 and received his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. In addition to serving at several bases within the country, Lieutenant Bloomgren has also had overseas training duty.
He was assigned to the Plattsburgh base last September, following extensive duty in Kansas.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Bloomgren were married in October of 1957. Mrs. Bloomgren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Crist of Olympia Wash., and the granddaughter of Roy Crist of Frewsburg. The couple has two children, Cynthia, 3, and Stephen, 2. The Bloomgrens visited Jamestown last November.
He also has a brother, Allan Bloomgren, and a sister, Miss Jeanne Bloomgren, both of Jamestown. Prior to entering the service, Lieutenant Bloomgren was employed by the Marlin-Rockwell Corporation and by the Geer-Dunn Company. He also was a member of the Air Force Reserves.


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  • Created by: Kathy Sloan
  • Added: 9 Feb 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10450776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Rodney D. Bloomgren (2 Jul 1935–16 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10450776, citing Sunset Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, Chautauqua County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Sloan (contributor 46775251) .