301st Bombardment Group WWIIArmy Air Forces Roundel

| Home | 301st BG | 301st HQ | 32nd Squadron | 352nd Squadron | 353rd Squadron | 419th Squadron | Contact Us |

Military Cinema Presents, Combat film of the 301st BG in WWII on DVD.

Archival Combat Film Footage DVD of the 5th Bomb Wing and 301st BG.

WWII Missions

Mission MACRs

Crew Photos

Photo Albums

Awards and Decorations

Nose Art

Special Events


8th Air Force

12th Air Force

15th Air Force


Books & Movies

GI Language

WWII Links

B-17 Flying Fortress

Making Connections

301bg.com's Mission

301st Association

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







Soldiers Medal (SM)

2/25/1944 PUC

Please contact us with any biographical data, pictures or other information regarding the service and life of Roger Lawn.

Get The AAC Museum eNewsletter

Support the Army Air Corps Library and Museum

What's New At 301bg.com


  • July 26, 1944 Revisited in 2009 by Bill Brainard
  • Personal Album of Robert Rawles
  • Personal Album of Thaddeus T. Crump
  • Personal Album of Thomas A. Coyne
  • Personal Album of Floyd Byerly


  • MAJ Sidney Wanderman 301st BG 301st HQ
  • SSGT Paul Burk 301st BG 32nd BS
  • SGT John Clement 301st BG 32nd BS
  • SGT Warren Nugent 301st BG 32nd BS
  • SSGT Sidney Levine 301st BG 32nd BS

  • Army Air Corps Museum

    | Home | 301st BG | 301st HQ | 32nd Squadron | 352nd Squadron | 353rd Squadron | 419th Squadron | Contact Us |

    301bg.com Copyright 2020 Army Air Corps Library and Museum, All Rights Reserved