Lt. Rogers Lancaster, USAAC

China-Burma-India Theater, World War II

During 1944, Lt. Rogers Lee Lancaster of Hargill, Texas, flew 63 combat missions for the United States Army Air Corps as bombardier/navigator in B-25 aircraft. He was attached to the 10th Air Force, 12th Group, 82 Squadron, in the China-Burma-India (CBI) theater.

During the war he received training at the following locations.

Santa Ana, California
Preflight Bombardier

Deming, New Mexico
Advanced Bombardier (class 43-6)

Carlsbad, New Mexico
Dead Reckoning Navigation

San Antonio, Texas
Preflight Pilot

Lakeland, Florida
Primary Pilot

Spence Field, Georgia
Basic Pilot

During this time, Lancaster kept an informal flight log of his trip to the CBI theater and of his 63 missions.

The B-25 aircraft sported fancy artwork with pin-up girls and pooches.

Some photos of Rogers Lancaster during World War II.

 

If you have any information regarding Rogers Lancaster in the CBI theater, please contact KJLanc@aol.com.

 

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