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T/Sgt Mike D Rogers, KIA 11 July,'43 310thBomb Group,381stBS/MTO

Italy

MACR 342, Page 1
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ACTIVITY DURING WWII "MIKE" WAS A RADIOMAN ON B-25 AIRCRAFT IN AFRICA. SHOT DOWN OVER SICILY, 10 or 11 JULY, 1943 ON HIS 25TH MISSION.

RADIO OPERATOR ON A B-26 MITCHELL BOMBER FLYING OUT OF TRIPOLI, NORTH AFRICA. MISSING IN ACTION 7/23/43 OVER SICILY; DECLARED DEAD JULY 1944.

World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Name:  Mike D Rogers
Inducted From: Texas
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Combat Organization: 381st Bomber Squadron 310th Bomber
Death Date: 11 Jul 1944
Monument: Sicily & Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal; Air Medal; Additional Army Awards
U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945
Name: Mike D Rogers
Gender: Male
Race: White
Religion: Protestant
Disposition: Nonrecoverable
Service Branch: Army
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Service Number: 18065911
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U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946
Name: Mike D Rogers
Date of Loss: 11 Jul 1944 0
Branch: U.S. Army Air Force
Rank: T SG
Service Number: 18065911
Status: Missing in Action
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Mike D. Rogers Munday, TX U.S. Army Mrs. Juanita Lomax   
Mike D. Rogers
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army
HOMETOWN: Munday, TX
HONORED BY: Mrs. Juanita Lomax, Sister    

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Mike D. Rogers Knox County, TX U.S. Army  National Archives   
T SG Mike D. Rogers   ID: 18065911
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Knox County, TX
Status: FOD
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Mike D. Rogers TX U.S. Army Air Forces ABMC Tablets of the Missing  
Mike D. Rogers    ID: 18065911
Entered the Service From: Texas
Rank: Technical Sergeant
Service: U.S. Army Air Forces, 381st Bomber Squadron, 310th Bomber Group, Medium
Died: Tuesday, July 11, 1944
Memorialized at: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart  
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TSgt Mike D Rogers
Birth:  unknown
Death:  Jul. 11, 1944
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
Burial: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno, Lazio Region, Italy

 

Mike Dean Rogers

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Mike D Rogers Family (1919-1943)

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Mike Dean Rogers  
Birth:  14 May 1919 - Munday, Knox, TX (Texas)
Death:  10 Jul 1943
Parents:  Micheal (Mike) Rogers, Osie Bell Mitchell

Siblings:
Sister: Ann Rogers 1911 – 1911
Brother: Derwood Rogers 1912 – 1912
Brother: David Mitchell Rogers 1914 – 2000
Brother:  James Robert Rogers 1916 – 2008
Sister: Doye Juanita Rogers 1924 – 2009          

TSGT. Mike Dean Rogers ~KIA~ 10 July 1943

TSGT. Mike Dean Rogers was a Radio Operator and Gunner with the 310th Bombardment Group; 381st Bombardment Squadron; Stationed in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, (MTO).

His Hometown was Munday, Knox County, Texas.

Saturday, 10 July 1943

381st BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # 126: GERBINI SATELLITE # 7, SICILY
Sqdrn. Mission # 90
Group Mission # 126
Take Off 07:19
Flight 36 B-25’s
Target 09:05
Escort 42 P-40’s.
Down 10:40
Bomb Load: (6 x 500)
Total Time: 3 Hrs. 21 Min.
Bombs Dropped: 12(6 x 500), 36,000#
Total Sorties: 553
Average Altitude: 9,150
Weather: 5/10 cloud cover at 5,000 feet on way out. CAVU over target
REMARKS: The first day of the invasion of Sicily. The mission made an excellent job of bombing the landing area, even though one element accidently dropped its bombs 3 miles short of the target. Photo interpretation afterwards revealed that 39 enemy aircraft were destroyed on the ground.

The P-40 escort drove off 3 enemy fighters. One P-40 pilot bailed out over the target.

Flak was heavy, intense and very accurate over the target. Lt. Opeka described the flak bursts following Capt. Coddington’s aircraft as appearing like a black three lane highway. Lt. Boston made this statement --- “I’ve been initiated into lots of clubs, but Sciacca is the roughest one I’ve ever joined”. Lt. Boston and T/Sgt. Q.W. Thomas were hit by flak and slightly injured. S/Sgt. O.E. Moxey and Cpl. C.W. Sentlingar were also hit, sustaining severe leg injuries, which required hospitalization.

Aircraft were damaged as follows: Lt. Coddington’s aircraft, both tires blown out; Lt. Denton’s aircraft, hydraulic system shot out, necessitating a forced landing at the 12th Bomb Group’s field; Lt. Whitman’s aircraft, windshield demolished; the life raft on Lt. Donnovan’s aircraft was shot clear out of the plane. Lt. Collins’ aircraft failed to return. After leaving the target, he lagged behind the formation, obviously crippled. One ‘chute was seen to open before the plane crashed into a mountain.

381st BS: Extracts from Missing Air Crew Report # 342: Officers listed below state that aircraft crashed on hillside after making a steep spiral dive of one turn. One parachute was seen to open.

A/C B-25C; Serial No. 42-64522; MACR-342; shot down by AAA
THE CREW
P Collins, George Dennis, F/O - KIA
CP Myers, Gilbert H., 2Lt - MIA, DED
N None
B Kelley, Donald C., T/Sgt - MIA, DED
E None
R Rogers, Mike D., T/Sgt - MIA, FOD
G Walsh, Richard J., S/Sgt - MIA, DED
F Lundsten, Gustave A., Cpl - MIA, DED

428th BS Mission Summary: (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # 126: Sciacca Airdrome on July 10th proved to be as formidable as it was tragic. Flight Officer Collins and his crew of the 381st had their craft literally blown from the sky. Flight Officer Collins was as well liked as any officer on the base and one who seemed to have a rich military future ahead of him. For the 381st it was the 13th crew lost since we arrived in Africa.

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The Crew of 6 was Officially Declared Dead 1 Year and 1 Day After They were Listed as Missing In Action.

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