Stiger, Roosevelt, 2nd Lt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson, Michigan
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Adriatic Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Sicily-Rome, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Tuskegee Airmen Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Tuskegee AirmenWorld War II Fallen
  2013, Tuskegee Airmen [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen

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Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
School AssignmentsAviation Cadet Flight School302nd Fighter Control Squadron332nd Fighter Group
  1942-1943, USAAF Schools
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 302nd Fighter Control Squadron
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 332nd Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  BT-13 Valiant  AT-6 Texan  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1943-1944, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1944, AT-6 Texan
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1944-1944, P-51/F-51 Mustang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On Oct 7, 1944, during a bomber escort mission to Vienna, Austria, he reported that his oxygen supply was low. A flight mate led him to a lower altitude, where he almost ran into the flight mate and then crashed into the Adriatic near the coast of Yugoslavia. One can guess that he had hypoxia but was not able to recover from it quickly enough after reaching the lower altitude. Low overcast was also a contributing problem. 
His remains were not recovered; he is memorialized in Nettuno, Italy. He was officially declared dead Oct 8, 1945.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/military/article_89d85c54-5edf-11df-9165-0017a4a78c22.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56314794
https://www.abmc.gov/node/549484#.W7vu7S-ZNOI
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=323466
   
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