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1Lt Charles Hancock Rogers Jr.

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1Lt Charles Hancock Rogers Jr.

Birth
Death 9 Sep 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Courts of the Missing, Court 7
Memorial ID 56120804 View Source

Charles served as a First Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on C-47A #42-23870, 54th Troop Carrier Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Androscoggin County, Maine prior to the war.

C-47A #42-23870 took off, with a crew of 4 & 5 passengers, from Cape Field, Fort Glen, Alaska on a transport mission to Shemya Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. They were last heard from by radio as being approximately 30 miles west of Fort Glenn. After that radio contact they were not seen nor heard from again and believed to have crashed at sea due to severe weather turbulence in the area.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

Service # O-827730

Charles also has a "Cenotaph" in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on C-47A #42-23870:

Edwards, Frederick A ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Hand, Robert F ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NC
Hattenbach, Alfred D ~ Pfc, Passenger, PA
Moeller, Clarence A ~ Pfc, Passenger, IL
Norman, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Renstrom, Gerhard N ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, MN
Rhea, John E ~ Pfc, Passenger, VA
Rogers, Charles H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, ME
Stephens, Delmar R ~ Pvt, Passenger, MI

( Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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