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Alton Roger Jorgenson

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Staff Sergeant

Alton Roger Jorgenson
Waist Gunner    B-17G    S/N  44-6404

15th Air Force,

301st Bombardment Group,
419th Bombardment Squadron
 B-17G    S/N 44-6404

Front row - left to right
Pilot Lt. William Salmon age 21 New Jersy
Co-Pilot Lt. Julius Littman  age 20 New Jersey
Navigator Lt. Norris Holt  age 24  Texas
Navigator Lt. Herman Shay  age 23  Ohio
Back row - left to right
Engineer T/Sgt. Robert McBryan  age 19  Pennsylvania
Radio Operator T/Sgt. Harley Bowhuis  age 19  Michigan
Armor-Gunner S/Sgt. Alton Roger Jorgenson  age 19  Minnesota
Ball-Turret Gunner Sgt. Verian Traver  age 24  Michigan
Tail Gunner Sgt. Ulysse Fayard  age 27  Mississippi

This is the type of plane that Roger flew in as a waist gunner.

Rogers crew outside their barracks

Rogers crew outside their barracks

Rogers crew Co-Pilot

Officers in Rogers crew

Rogers Officers

R&R in Italy

Rogers crew loading for a mission.

Alton 'Roger1 Jorgenson, 86
Died:      January 11, 2012, in St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud
Alton 'Roger' Jorgenson was born March 30, 1925 in Montevideo, Minnesota,
the son of Engebret and Elise (Erlandson) Jorgenson.  Roger served his country in
the United States Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945.
He was an Airplane Armorer Gunner on a B-l 7 Heavy Bomber, and achieved
the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf
Cluster and the European African/Middle East Campaign Medal with four
Battle Stars, among other medals.