Pugh Geddings Rogers
Bennettsville, South Carolina
Army Air Force, Master Sergeant
495 Bomb Squadron, 344 Bomb Group, Medium
Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Feb 15, 1911
Sep 10, 1945
Died Non-Battle in a B-26 crash in Germany
Lorraine American Military Cemetery, Plot G, Row 8, Grave 26.
Additional InformationAccident report #46-9-10-507 Summary Aircraft Model-B-26; Organization: Location: Florennes, Belgium Group: 344th Bomb; Squadron: 495th Bomb Place of Departure: Florennes, Belgium Target or intended destination: Schlersshelm, Germany Type of Mission: ferry of personnel and equipment Date: 9 Sept 1945 Location of Crash: Trauchgau, Germany Reason aircraft was lost: Crash Number of Persons aboard aircraft: 8 List of Crew: Pilot: Davies, Jerald M. Capt.-fatal Copilot: Choats, Flourney L. 1st Lt.-fatal Bomber: Dene, Edward L. Capt.-fatal Passenger: Larsen, Gregor, J. 2nd Lt.-fatal Passenger: Ferry, Barnard, M. 1st Lt.-fatal Passenger: Lime, Larry L. F/O-fatal Navigator: Fredericks, Albert C. F/O-fatal Passenger: Rogers, Pugh G. M/Sgt.-fatal Passenger: Warren, Marley R. S/Sgt.-fatal Passenger: Schacht, Jeachim Ffc.-fatal Narrative of eyewitness statements:
- Enroute from Florennes, Belgium to Schlersshelm, Germany on a ferry mission, the plane piloted by Davies became separated from the group.
- During the move the group lost on plane, which was fatal to all ten men on board.
- Captain J.M. Davies was piloting when he became lost and crashed into the side of a mountain near Trauchgau, Germany.