Edgar L. Rogers, Jr.

Edgar L. Rogers, Jr.

Edgar L. Rogers, Jr. was flight engineer on a B-17 stationed in Alaska, serving alongside fellow college alum and navigator, Francis Cornwell. Their aging bomber was one of two tasked with locating the Japanese carrier task force threatening the Aleutian Islands. Against all odds, they located the carrier, radioed its position to vector other attack aircraft, and made a desperate bombing run themselves. The plane was destroyed, but the Japanese carrier force was eventually destroyed as well.



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