Rogner, Harris Edward, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1951-1951, Second Air Force (2nd Air Force)
Service Years
1934 - 1951

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Rogner, Harris Edward, Col.

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Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 17, 1951
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section IX, Site 42

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Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of DutyAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2014, In the Line of Duty
  2017, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He had survived many combat missions in WWII and Korea but was killed in a crash while on approach to land at Barksdale AFB, LA.

This profiler viewed his fatal crash site within hours of the crash.
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  1944-1945, M 1060, 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy

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457th Bombardment Group, Heavy Unit Page
M 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
RAF Glatton (USAAF-130), Cambridgeshire, England; Sioux Falls AAF, SD
South Dakota
 457th Bombardment Group, Heavy Details

457th Bombardment Group, Heavy

Assigned 8th AAF: January 1944.


Ace of Hearts,  dropping bombs on the target at Ludwigshafen on Feb 1st, 1945.

Serial No. 42-106998 Name: Paper Doll

Serial No. 42-32051 Name: Lady Luck

"Crack Up" of the 457th Bomb Group at Glatton before being transferred to the 305BG on May 23rd, 1945.

Serial No. 97190 Name: Hitler's Milkman

Serial No. 42-106998 & 42-107026 Name: Paper Doll & Hamtramack Mama

Paper Doll, being serviced on the hardstand.

Hamtramak Mama just after bomb release over the target.

A closeup view of the nose and name of Lady Luck.

Wing/Command Assignment

1 BD, 94 CBW: 21 Jan 1944
1 AD, 94 CBW: 1 Jan 1945

Combat Aircraft:

B-17G Stations
GLATTON 21 Jan. 44-21 Jun. 45
Group COs
Col. James R. Luper 4 Jan. 1944 - 7 Oct. 1944, POW.
Col. Harris E Rogner 11 Oct. 1944 - Aug. 1945.

First Mission: 21 Feb 1944 
Last Mission: 20 Apr 1945 
Missions: 237 
Total Sorties: 7,086 
Total Bomb Tonnage: 16,916 Tons 
Aircraft MIA: 83
Major Awards:

Early History:

Activated 1 July 1943 at Geiger Fd, Wash. Group was assembled at Rapid City, SD. from 9 July 1943 and underwent training. Training continued at Ephrata AAB, Wash. from the 23rd October 1943 to December 1943. Final preparation for overseas service at Wendover Fd, Utah, 4 December 1943 to 1 January 1944.

Subsequent History:
Redeployed to the US in May 1945. The aircraft left Glatton 9-23 May. Ground crew departed on the 21st June 1945 and sailed on Queen Elizabeth from Gourock, 24 June 1945, and arrived in New York 29 June 1945. Personnel assembled Sioux Falls AAFd, SD. in late Jul. 45. The group was inactivated at this base on the 28th August 1945.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2015
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Col Rogner
Col Rogner
Col Rogner & Lt Col Smith after receiving Croix de Guerre
13 Members Also There at Same Time
457th Bombardment Group, Heavy

Smith, William Franklin, Lt Col, (1938-1945) M10 M 1091 Lieutenant Colonel
Allen, Roy Walter, 1st Lt, (1941-1945) M10 M 1091 Second Lieutenant
Anderson, Lawrence, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) M10 M 1035 Second Lieutenant
French, Lloyd Donald, 2nd Lt, (1941-1944) M10 M 1091 Second Lieutenant
Jakku, Stuart Wheeler, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) M10 M 1035 Second Lieutenant
Cox, Loyd Alfred, Capt, (1941-1944) M63 M 0636 Captain
Bartoszewicz, Chester F., SSgt, (1942-1944) M75 M 0755 Sergeant
Bernstein, Solomon H., SSgt, (1942-1944) M73 M 0737 Sergeant
Schenkel, William H., Sgt, (1942-1944) M61 M 0611 Sergeant
Flannery, William Howard, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) First Lieutenant
Bell, Hardy Lee, CMSgt, (1940-1966) Technical Sergeant
Bell, Hardy Lee, CMSgt, (1940-1966) Technical Sergeant
Blood, Lloyd J., TSgt, (1943-1945) Technical Sergeant
Seeber, Glen Eldon, Sgt, (1942-1944) Sergeant

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