Roger V Wolcott

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Name: Roger V Wolcott

First Name(s): Roger V
Last Name: Wolcott

Place of birth: Ohio,

Rank: Capt Pilot
ASN: O-454438
Company: 31st Ph Recon Sqdrn
Unit: 10th Photo Recon Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: KIA
Date of incident: 26-12-1944
Place of incident: Bastogne area

His storyAircraft Lockheed LIGHTNING type P-38-F-5E-N #44-23608, took off from Airbase Conflans, France on December 26, 1944 to drop these precise photos to the besieged troops. Unfortunately Capt Roger V Wolcott never reached the place planned for the drop. Capt Wolcott was shot down by German Anti-Aircraft Artillery.
A thew hours before, 1 Lt Albert Lanker of the same 31st Photo Recon Squadron, was killed while attempting to carry out a similar mission. Lt Lanker was in command of F-5E-3 #44-23703.
Destination: the battle ground in Bastogne area, Belgium at that time of the Battle of the Bulge
Mission: Photo Dropping
MACR: 11476

Unit history of 10th Photo Recon Group

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