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2LT George A. Roffe

2LT George A. Roffe

Birth
Groveland, Livingston County, New York, USA
Death 19 Jun 1944 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56792099 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until February 26, 1946.

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George served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24J #42-73185, 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 28, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-73185 took off on June 18th, with a crew of 10 & 1 passenger, from Mokerang Airfield, Manus Province, Papua New Guinea on a weather reconnaissance flight the Peleliu Island region. Being low of fuel they radioed that they were bailing out north of Papua New Guinea. Only two airmen were picked up and survived.

George was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-696805

George also has a "Cenotaph" in the Leicester Cemetery, Leicester, New York.
" Click Here " for that record.

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-73185:

Carpenter, Emmett T, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, AL
Connelly, Charles W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, CA
Dicker, Norman I ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, WA
Hamilton, Fred A ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, CA
Marker, Glenn T ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, PA
Molina, Pete R ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, TX
Roffe, George A ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Scott, John C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, TX
Wiggins, Walter M ~ S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, TX

The two that survived were S/Sgt. Donald M. Budge (Gunner) and 1st Lt. Raymond L. Schlager (Passenger).

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56792099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT George A. Roffe (1921–19 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56792099, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .