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John C Rooker 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Married 1
Birth:
1920 1
California 1
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Place: ContraCosta County, California 1
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World War II 1

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Army 1
Enlistment Date:
02 Mar 1943 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) 1
Army Serial Number:
06571486 1
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Prattville Alabama 1
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Three year enlistment 1
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Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of Discharge 1
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Sailors and deck hands, except U.S. Navy 1
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White 1
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Box Number: 0033 1
Film Reel Number: 1.101 1

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321st Bomb Group, 446thBS, Lt John C Rooker, B-25 Pilot

Italy

321st BG,446th BS, Maj John Rooker flew COMBAT Missions in this ship /MTO /WWII
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John C Rooker, USAF Major (Ret) [see links under the Map]

WWII B-25 Mitchell Medium Bomber Pilot in the 321st Bomb Group /MTO

 446th Bomb Squad Lt John C Rooker, Pilot (Stories and photo's coming from John himself who will be 92 the end of Jan. 2012 and from his proud son Steve Rooker)

 446th BS Mission Summary (Ops Order 824/mission 824) Group Mission # 824: Squadron Mission 564 TARGET: Monselice RR Bridge, Italy (Alt) DATE: 1 Apr 1945 Type of Bombs: 1000 lb. 446th Planes: 9 Major Farwell led the formation. Alternate attacked due to cloud cover at primary. Two close patterns covered bridge from center to N, others were in the vicinity of S approach. No flak, spare returned early. Farwell, Harold S., Maj, pilot, Commander, 448th BS  Sunday, 1 April 1945  A/C No. 43-4097 Tail # 28 "Darlene"          P Jackson, Roland B., 1Lt  CP Rooker, John C., 2Lt  N None  B Reda, John J., Sgt  E Freeman, Harold W., S/Sgt  R Taylor, James M., Sgt G Slezak, Alex E., S/Sgt ***********************************************

 Mrs. C

 Stormy Weather #43-4077 Tail #43

 A/C No. 43-4020 Tail # 26 "Bourbon Baby

 A/C No. 43-27501 Tail # 39 "Sweet Sue Kathy Jeanne" (unnamed to Nov 44. In 45 "Kathy Jeanne" dropped)

 A/C No. 43-4097 Tail # 28 "Darlene"

   Air Medal Awarded to: 2nd Lt. John C. Rooker (pilot), GO #84 XII Air Force.    Air Medal Awarded to: 2nd Lt. John C. Rooker (pilot), GO #84 XII Air Force. 

321st Bomb Group Historical Research Team;  John T Fitzgerald (446 Dad/Lt Jack Fitzgerald) and Patti Johnson (446 cousin J Raymond Orechia, R/G KIA) and 319 and 321st BG Historian Barbi Ennis Connolly (447 Dad/Ed Ennis, RADAR/ R/G) 

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April 1945;

Maj. John C Rooker, USAF (Ret.)

Alabama

John C. Rooker Oakley, CA U.S. Army Air Forces John C. Rooker 
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army Air Forces HOMETOWN: Oakley, CA

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
SERVED 1942 TO 1945. SERVED AS B-25 PILOT, 26 MISSIONS, FLAK DAMAGE, 448TH BOMB SQUADRON, 312TH BOMB GROUP, 12TH AIR FORCE, MEDITERRANEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS.

World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 06571486    
NAME; ROOKER,  JOHN  C    RESIDENCE: STATE  CALIFORNIA  
RESIDENCE: COUNTY CONTRA COSTA   PLACE OF ENLISTMENT;  PRATTVILLE ALABAMA   DATE OF ENLISTMENT;  02 March, 1943   
Private    Air Corps   BRANCH:  Air Corps   NATIVITY  CALIFORNIA  
YEAR OF BIRTH  1920   RACE AND CITIZENSHIP  White, citizen  
EDUCATION  4 years of high school   CIVILIAN OCCUPATION  Sailors and deck hands, except U.S. Navy   MARITAL STATUS  Married  
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13 - Air Force Memorial Foundation;  Maj John C. Rooker USAF (Ret).

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