Allan Scott Rogers (1924-1944)

Allan Scott Rogers (1924-1944)

Born on March 24, 1924, Allan Rogers was from Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Abington High School. He transferred to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1942 from Duke University but was called to active duty after only the fall and winter sessions at the College. He had been a pledge of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Rogers was trained in Alabama and Arkansas as a pilot and was commissioned in January 1944. In June 1944 he joined the Eighth Air Force in England, flying co-pilot in B-17 bombers.

On July 29, 1944, on his fourteenth mission, his B-17 was one of a group sent to bomb a synthetic oil plant in Germany. En route to target over Holland, the plane was struck by anti-aircraft fire, which caused it to explode. Rogers was initially declared as missing in action but subsequent information gained toward the end of the war stated that the badly injured young lieutenant had been taken to a German military hospital in Holland and did not survive the day. He was twenty years old.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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