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Name: William Wendell Rogers
Military Cross (MC) William Wendell Rogers
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1
Victories: 9
Born: 10 November 1896
Place of Birth: Alberton, Prince Edward Island
Died: 11 January 1967
Place of Death: Saint John, New Brunswick
 
 
The son of Frederick and Florence Rogers, William Wendell Rogers joined the Royal Flying Corps in December 1916. Posted to 1 Squadron on 18 May 1917, he scored nine victories flying Nieuport scouts. Scoring his seventh victory on the afternoon of 12 December 1917, he shot down a Gotha bomber north of Frelinghien.
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. (T./Capt.) William Wendell Rogers, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in shooting down seven enemy aeroplanes, and on two occasions attacking enemy troops with machine gun fire from very low altitudes. He proved himself a daring patrol leader.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Jul 1917 2055 1 Nieuport (B3463) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 Menin
2 07 Oct 1917 0800 1 Nieuport (B6754) Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
3 08 Oct 1917 1430 1 Nieuport (B6754) Albatros D.V (OOC) Polygon Wood
4 09 Oct 1917 1300 1 Nieuport 27 (B3629) Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Gheluwe
5 20 Oct 1917 1050 1 Nieuport 27 (B3629) Albatros D.V (OOC) Linselles
6 29 Oct 1917 1055 1 Nieuport (B6789) DFW C (OOC) Quesnoy
7 12 Dec 1917 1415 1 Nieuport (B6825) Gotha G (DES) N of Frelinghien
8 17 Dec 1917 1420 1 Nieuport (B6789) C (OOC) 2 SW of Moorslede
9 18 Dec 1917 1140 1 Nieuport (B6789) Albatros D.V (OOC) Moorslede

1 Shared with 2Lt H S Davies (B1659)
2 Shared with Lt R C Sotham (B6768), 2Lt William Patrick
 
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