Rogers, Edgar L., Jr.

Corporal Edgar L. Rogers, Jr., was flight engineer on a B-17 stationed in Alaska, serving alongside fellow college alum and navigator,  Second Lieutenant 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. Their plane was destroyed on June 4, 1942, but the Japanese carrier force was eventually destroyed as well.

Edgar L Rogers is buried or memorialized at Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.

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