M.118 *  2nd Officer Rodger 'Rolley' Inman 

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  b. 25 Jan 1902, Oskaloosa, Iowa 25 Sep 1940 to 26 Oct 1940 

       

 

Father: William Riley Inman, Mother Ora B [Fowler]

Next of kin: (mother) Ora Inman, 511W First St, Coffeyville, Kansas

At age 17, a machinist in Worth, Iowa

"Rodger is one of the two famous flying brothers of Coffeyville, Kansas. He and his brother Arthur operate the Inman Brothers Flying Circus, A third brother, Don, the youngest, was killed in 1935 in a Florida air crash."

 ata inman flying circus 1930s

Margie Inman, Leona Inman, Melvin Hart, Rolley Inman, Art Inman, Carl Hall, Merle Smith


Arrived in the UK on the 'Duchess of Atholl' 5 Oct 1940, with fellow pilots Howard Mussey, William Cummings, Edward Vencill, Martin Wetzel and Constant Wilson.

Went back to the USA on the 'Duchess of Richmond' 1 Nov 1940


Joned US Air Transport Command, North Atlantic Wing

d. 19 Jun 1944 - Millinocket, Maine in a C-54 Skymaster crash enroute England to Washington.

 

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