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Roger Lawn


PFC ROGER C. LAWN entered the service from North Carolina. PFC Lawn died on May 20, 1944, when a P-51 was playing tag with other AAF fighters over the Lucera airfield lost engine power, crashed while attempting a dead stick landing, and caught fire. A crowd of onlookers surged around the Mustang just as a short-circuit triggered the fighter's guns, killing six men in addition to the pilot and injuring six others. The majority of the casualties were black troops guarding the airfield, although two men from the 301st were among the dead, Sgt. Lloyd Blevins of the 352nd BS, and Private Roger Lawn of the 353rd BS. PFC Lawn is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy, Plot G, Row 1, Grave 26


Roger Lawn

Pfc. Roger C Lawn was assigned to the 301st BG 353rd Squadron.

The following information on Roger Lawn is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on Pfc. Lawn. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Roger Lawn's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

ROGER LAWN

PFC

2170

07/30/1944

AP

SM

Soldiers Medal (SM)

2/25/1944 PUC

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