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World War II 1
Rank:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Birth:
1914 2
New Jersey 2
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Full Name:
Herbert E Rodgers 1
Birth:
1914 2
New Jersey 2
Male 2
Death:
Buried: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea<BR>Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery<BR>Carthage, Tunisia 1
Death: 31-Mar-43 1
Death Date: 31 Mar 1943 1
Memorial Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Carthage, Tunisia 1
Memorial Location: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea 1
Residence:
State: New Jersey 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces 1
Service Number:
12049983 1
Awards:
Air Medal, Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
448th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium 1

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S/Sgt Herbert E Rodgers, 321st BG,448th BS KIA

North Africa

American Battle Monuments / North African American Cemetery / MTO WWII

Herbert E. Rodgers Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # 12049983 448th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: 31-Mar-43
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Herbert Rodgers

North Africa

 Rodgers, Herbert E., S/Sgt., Engineer-Gunner, Enlistment Service # :
> 12049983
> KILLED IN ACTION On 31 March 1943
> 448th Bombardment Squadron War Diary:
> On March 31, 1943, on a low element sea sweep over the Mediterranean
> Sea, Off of Northeastern Tunisia, the first battle casualties of the
> squadron occurred. 2 Crews, (13 Men), and 2 Planes were Lost,1st Lt.
> Hess, McKinney; 2nd Lts: Campbell, Welton; S/Sgts: Cookman, Hines,
> Kirol, McGinnis, McMurray, Ratajczyk, Rodgers, Headings and Lottes
> were shot down into the Mediterranean Sea by enemy fighters. The
> mission however did succeed in sinking two enemy ships.
>
> At 12:45 15 planes off to bomb on sea sweep, over the Mediterranean
> Sea. 14 (planes) dropped 84 x 500 bombs. 12 planes back at 17:05.
> One landed at Bone. Met convoy, lower element (48) claims M/V
> (Military Vessel) broken in two, one M/V (Military Vessel) left
> sinking, one left burning. 4 E/A (Enemy Aircraft) destroyed. About
> 50 E/A (Enemy Aircraft) attacked 2 B-25's (Lts: Hess and McKinney)
> shot down. Intense, heavy accurate flak, balloon barrage. Bombing
> was at 100-200 feet. Weather: Clear.
> Own Aircraft Losses: Two. B-25C 41-13209 and B-25C 41-13205. One by
> flak and 1455 hours - 37°35'N, 10°47'E; the other by fighters at 1512
> hours - 37°48'N, 10°27E.
>
> Low Element
> A/C No. 41-13205 (MACR-14578 "Lost at Sea. Aircraft was lost to
> enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft")
>
> P: McKinney, Charles A., 1Lt~KIA
> CP: Campbell, John F., 2Lt~KIA
> N: None
> B: Kirol, Edward A., S/Sgt~KIA
> E: Ratajczyk, Thomas S., S/Sgt~KIA
> R: Headings, Boyd V., S/Sgt-KIA
> G: McGinnis, Lofton F., S/Sgt~KIA
> F: Lottes, Richard O., Sgt(ASV)~KIA
> --
> A/C No. 41-13209 "Trouble" (MACR-14579 "Lost at Sea. Aircraft was
> lost to enemy aircraft and anti-aircraft")
> P->Hess, Robert G., 1Lt - KIA
> CP->Welton, Mert J., 2Lt - KIA
> N->None
> B->McMurray, Walter J., S/Sgt - KIA
> E->Rodgers, Herbert E., S/Sgt - KIA
> R->Cookman, Harold F., S/Sgt - KIA
> G->Hines, Ralph V., S/Sgt - KIA
> F->None
> --
> U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 NAME
> RODGERS#HERBERT#E####### RODGERS#HERBERT#E####### ARMY SERIAL NUMBER
> 12049983 12049983 RESIDENCE: STATE 22 NEW JERSEY RESIDENCE: COUNTY
> 031 PASSAIC PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 2252 NEWARK NEW JERSEY DATE OF
> ENLISTMENT DAY 10 10 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01 DATE OF
> ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PV0# Undefined Code
> GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION A+# Undefined Code
> BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF
> ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other
> emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President
> or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY
> PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 22 NEW JERSEY YEAR OF BIRTH 14 14
> RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 4 4 years of high
> school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 475 Machinists MARITAL STATUS 6 Single,
> without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States
> - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8,
> 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose
> State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers
> appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations
> 605-10 CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0083 0083 FILM REEL NUMBER
> 1.76# 1.76# --
> U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
> Name: Herbert E Rodgers
> Gender: Male
> Race: White
> Religion: Protestant Disposition: Nonrecoverable Service Branch:
> Army
> Rank: Staff Sergeant
> Service Number: 12049983
> --
> National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
> Registry~NARA~War Department Files Honoree Hometown Service Source
> Herbert E. Rodgers Passaic County, NJ U.S. Army National Archives S
> SG Herbert E. Rodgers ID: 12049983 Branch of Service: U.S. Army
> Hometown: Passaic County, NJ Status: FOD --
> National WWII Memorial, Washington, D.C.
> Registry~NARA~War Department Files Honoree Hometown Service Source
> Herbert E. Rodgers NJ U.S. Army Air Forces ABMC Tablets of the Missing
> Herbert E. Rodgers ID: 12049983 Entered the Service From: New Jersey
> Rank: Staff Sergeant Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 448th Bomber
> Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium Died: Wednesday, March 31, 1943
> Memorialized at: North Africa American Cemetery Location: Carthage,
> Tunisia Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart --
> World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
> Name: Herbert E Rodgers
> Inducted From: New Jersey
> Rank: Staff Sergeant
> Combat Organization: 448th Bomber Squadron 321st Bomber
> Death Date: 31 Mar 1943
> Monument: North Africa
> Last Known Status: Missing
> U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal
> --
> From: findagrave.com
> SSgt Herbert E Rodgers Birth: unknown Death: Mar. 31, 1943 Note:
> Entered the service from New Jersey. Burial: North Africa American
> Cemetery and Memorial ABMC Tunis, Tunis Governorate, Tunisia
> Plot: Not Given
> --
> 1920 Census/Prospect Park/Passaic Co./New Jersey/Roll 1066/Page:
> 19A/Enumeration District: 154
> Household Members: Name Age
> William Rodgers/Head of Household/33
> Ada Rodgers/Wife/35
> Herbert Rodgers/Son/5
> Amos Brooks/Father-in-Law/67/Englandx3
> --
> 1930 Census/Hawthorne/Passaic Co./New Jersey/Roll 1377/Page:
> 12B/Enumeration District: 121
> Household Members: Name Age
> William E Rodgers/Head of Household/43
> Ada Rodgers/Wife/44
> Herbert Rodgers/Son/15
> William Rodgers/Son/8
> ----------
> Hawthorne, Passaic, New Jersey; Roll: T627_2376; Page: 2B; Enumeration
> District: 16-65
> Household Members: Name Age
> William E Rodgers/Head/57
> Ada Rodgers/Wife/55
> Herbert Rodgers/Son/25
> William Rodgers/Son/17
>PATTI JOHNSON, Researcher

Herb Rodgers

North Africa

7 Nov. 2012;

7 November, 2012;   Hi Patti,

Thanks for getting back to me. I have attached the newspaper article
that I pulled on Rodgers. Also attached is the 1930 census for his
family background. I hvae also attched two pictures from the bomb group
website. The pictures should the B-25 "Trouble" with men standing in
front of them. Is it possible to identify who the men are? I have all
the information below and thank you. I may try to go over the the high
school he graduated from and get a better picture of him. If I do I will
let you know. I Herbert Rodgers's brother William, Jr. died in 2003 and
I have attempted, without success, contact his children. The main
problem is that the name of Rodgers is so common. Please let me know if
you can help with the names of the men in the pictures.

Regards,
Paul Chepurko

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S/Sgt. Rodgers' Brother & Sister-in-Law:

1940 census Hawthorne/Passaic Co./New Jersey/Roll: 2376/ED: 16-65/Page: 2B
Household Members: Name Age
William E Rodgers/Head/57
Ada Rodgers/Wife/55
Herbert Rodgers/Son/25
William Rodgers/Son/17
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Social Security Death Index
Name: William Rodgers
Last Residence: 07506 Hawthorne, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of
America
Born: 14 Jan 1922
Died: 7 May 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
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WILLIAM RODGERS: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) - Friday, May 9, 2003
Deceased Name: WILLIAM RODGERS
WILLIAM RODGERS, 81, of Hawthorne died Wednesday. Before retiring, he
worked for Public Service Electric and Gas Co. He was a Navy veteran of World War
II. He was a member of First Reformed Church, Hawthorne. Arrangements:
Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
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RODGERS - William: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) and Herald News (West Paterson, NJ) - Friday,
May 9, 2003
Deceased Name: RODGERS - William
RODGERS - William, age 81, of Hawthorne, NJ, on Wednesday May 7, 2003.
Beloved husband of the late Evelyn S. (nee Tulk) Rodgers (2000). Funeral
services will be held at 10:45 AM on Saturday May 10, 2003 at the Browning-Forshay
Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne. Interment will follow at the
Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa. Friends may call on Friday 2-4 and 7-9
PM.
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EVELYN S. RODGERS: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) - Sunday, March 26, 2000
Deceased Name: EVELYN S. RODGERS
EVELYN S. RODGERS, 84, of Hawthorne died Friday. Before retiring, she was a
quill winder for Bancraft Silk Mill, Haledon, where she worked for 25
years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church, Paterson. Arrangements:
Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne.
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321st Bomb Group Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly.  Barbi Connolly, 321st Bomb Group Historian PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com

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