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Sgt. William Garner Rodger


Born: 26 November 1920

Parents: William F. Rodger & Bernice Rodger

    - mother died when he was a child

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home:

    - 615 North Second Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1934

    - South Georgia State College

            - left after one year

Occupation: Office Clerk- steel company

Engaged: Vera Stelzer

Inducted:

    - 23 February 1942

Serial Number: 36320953

Training: 

    - Lowery Airfield, Texas

    - Harlingen Airfield, Txas

    - Hammer Airfield, California

    - March Airfield, California

    - Hamilton Airfield, California

        - training at airfield in 1944

        - airfield located on edge of San Pablo Bay 

Unit: Unknown

    - He was a member of a ten member bomber crew

Died:

    - 25 July 1944

        - B-24 crashed into San Pablo Bay, California

Buried:

    - Most likely his remains were not recovered



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