Rogers Crew

Top Row: Bob Hoggatt (B) (3rd from left); Dale Rogers (P) (4th from left); Fred Madorin (CP) (5th from left); Sl Sildar (G) (6th from left). Bottom Row: Warren Kinne (N) (4th from left); Stan Wawrytko (G) (5th from left).Missing from the picture are Saul Goodman (NG); John Spinney (BG); A. Turekion (KIA); Willard Schreiber (G)

    • ROGERS, Dale E., Pilot – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • RESNICK, Leonard, Pilot – KIA 5 April 44 Rogers
    • MADORIN, Frederick L, Co-Pilot – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • KINNE, Warren H., Navigator – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • HOGGATT, Robert A., Bombardier – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • WAWRYTKO, Stanley, Flight/Eng. – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • SCHREIBER, Willard, F, R/Op – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • GOODMAN, Saul D., Nose Gunner – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • SILDAR, Alfred H., Gunner – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • SPINNEY, John F., Gunner – POW 16 April 1944 Rogers
    • TUREKIAN, Arthur K., Eng – KIA 16 April 1944 Rogers


718th Squadron

718logoWilliam Nosker was the original C.O. from July ‘43 until April ‘44 when he was transferred to the 47th Wing Headquarters as Assistant Operations Officer. Nosker was killed when the 376th Bomb Group B-24 that he was aboard crashed on takeoff on 15 August ‘44. Rexford Tompkins, the original Operations Officer for the 718th, became the C.O. in April ‘44 and remained so until September ’44. Charles Jordan finished out the war as the 718th C. O. from September ‘44 through May ’45.


An original cadre ship acquired 19 October ‘43 and assigned to Dale Rogers’ crew who flew her overseas in December ’43. Downed over Brasov, Romania, on 16 April ‘44 with Rogers crew aboard. 1 KIA, 9 POW. MACR 4385.

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