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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G W Rogers


George Wade Rogers of Falmouth, Cornwall was born on 20th August 1916, the son of Ernest and Edith Rogers.

He was educated at Wellington Terrace Boys School in Falmouth before going on to Falmouth Grammar School.

Rogers then undertook teacher training at St. Pauls College in Cheltenham.

He joined the RAFVR in June 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot, at the time he was working as a school teacher in Bristol.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 234 Squadron at St.Eval in mid-September 1940.

On 16th January 1941 he engaged a Ju88 off Plymouth in Spitfire II X4428 but was shot down into the sea.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 51.



Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.

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