Rogerson, Harold William

Individual Personnel Data
Name Rogerson, Harold William   
Rank Private / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 11088680   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 6th Service Squadron, per 1774th Ordnance Supply and Maintenance Company (Aviation) Initial Roster, effective 1 July 1943.
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #143, effective 21 July 1944.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
MOS413 - Motor Inspector
Last Duty Date 27 December 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England: Plot F Row 1 Grave 140
Additional Information
  • Promoted from Private to Technician Fifth Grade per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #20 dated 28 May 1943.
  • Promoted from T/5 to Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #24 dated 3 June 1943.
  • Reclassified from MOS 413 to MOS 014 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #162, EXTRACT, dated 13 August 1944.
  • Reclassified from MOS 014 to MOS 612 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #172, EXTRACT, dated 28 August 1944.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 30 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
182 18 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Vise, Belgium
Ball Turret 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
184 25 August 1944 Target: Airfield & Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Anklam, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
188 5 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Manston due to battle damage: flak shot out hydraulic system.
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped eight bombs on target; four after target (equipment malfunction).
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
194 13 September 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
196 19 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low group
Sortie Report
201 28 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Magdeburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
A group.
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Fourth Squadron.
Sortie Report
211 15 October 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
220 5 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
221 6 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron. Hot Camera ship.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare, 41st Bomb Wing A group; joined formation. Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report
227 20 November 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102933 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at White Waltham with two engines out; reason unknown.
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38616 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Ball Turret 43‑38501 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
244 27 December 1944 Target: Bridge (Tactical)
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenahr, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew.
Sortie Report

Every effort has been expended to ensure all information on this page is complete and accurate.
Please inform webmaster of any discrepancies or omissions by using the button below.