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Old 23rd April 2014, 21:56
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Re: American Aces Died in 2014

354FG Friends,


I received word just a little while ago from Cathy that Mike Rogers has passed on....in his 90s from the effects of Parkinson's Disease.


What a great guy!....he took over the 353FS on 9 Aug 44, the day that Don Beerbower & Bud (Wally) Emmer were shot down. Mike stuck with this business and retired as an Air Force 4-star general.



His BEANTOWN BANSHEE FT-O lives on in a great piece of artwork painted some years ago. Mike was an ace with 7 aerial victories confirmed. He grew up in Newton, MA. and had retired to the Montecito/Santa Barbara, CA area.



RIP Mike......

Tripp
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