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Cpt. Leo F. Rogers Crew
721st Squadron





Leo Rogers Crew

Rear Left to Right
Earl R Sarko (Waist Gunner)
James L Bollinger (Co-Pilot)
Norman T Kanel (Bombardier)
Cpt. Leo F Rogers (Pilot)
Seymour E Pekin (Navigator)

Front Left to Right
William C Zorn (Tail Gunner)
Sidney W Raffkind (Radio)
Luther G Shipley (Engineer)
Robert W Popelka (Ball Gunner)
James Tharp (Waist Gunner)



Information On The Crew

NAME POSITION SERIAL # BORN ENLISTED FROM DECEASED
Leo F. Rogers Pilot 18043670 1922 25 January 1941 Tulsa, Ok. 23 September 2001
James L. Bollinger Co-Pilot 0772266 1923      
Sidney W. Raffkind Radio Operator 18077330 1917 6 November 2005 Potter, Tx. 6 November 1996
Seymour E. Pekin Navigator 16135146 1923 27 January 1943 Cook, Il.  
Norman T. Kanel Bombardier 13111329 1921 5 February 1943 Pa.  
Robert W. Popelka Ball Turret Gunner   1924   Il. 12 November 1996
Luther G. Shipley Engineer 34730429 1924 15 April 1943 Hamilton, Tn. February 1982
William C. Zorn Tail Gunner 34788362 1924 24 June 1943 Walton, Fl. 16 September 1985
Earl R. Sarko Waist Gunner 36482799 1924 23 April 1943 Kankakee, Il. 30 September 1993
James Tharp Waist Gunner          


Information provided by Mike Alexander, grandson of Leo F. Rogers




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