Lt. John F. Rogers

Marine Hero Fighter Pilot Believed Missing In Pacific

Capt. J. F. Rogers Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross
Silver Star, Air Medal

(Feb. 10, 1944) -- Lt. John F. Rogers, 25, of Birchwood Drive, was reported missing in the Gilbert and Ellice Island area of the South Pacific. He is believed to be a victim of a tropical hurricane which scattered the squadron of which he was the leader.

Rogers was graduated from Notre Dame, and enlisted in the Marines in December 1940.

Rogers, John F.
Captain, USMCR
Mother: Mrs. Frances V. Rogers, Beachwood Drive


Sources

Belleville Times, Feb. 10, 1944

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing,
State of New Jersey, War Dept. June 1946

Newark Evening News, Feb. 5, 17, 1944

Belleville Sons Honor Roll

  A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave

Belleville, New Jersey

World War II

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