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Roger M Stoflet

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Son of Edward and Lulu, Husband to Sadie Stoflet
City: Arpin
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1917 Wisconsin, USA
Death Date: 14 Jan 1943 (aged 25)
How Died: Plane Crash
Where Died: Dutch Guyana, Suriname, South America.
Where Buried: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Rank: S-Sgt
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


26 Jan 1943, Tue Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wisconsin) Newspapers.com


04 Feb 1943, Thu The Lake Geneva Regional News (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) Newspapers.com


On January 14, 1943 he was on the Douglas C-54A Skytrain #41-32939 transport plane during a somewhat secretive mission from South America to Casablanca in North Africa. Onboard was a delegation flying to Morocco for a security conference. This aircraft was operated by TWA on behalf of the USAAF Air Transport Command. They exploded and crashed in the jungles near Paramarino, Suriname, in what was then Dutch Guyana, on the west coast of South America. Other aircraft in the area reported anti-aircraft fire coming from what appeared to be an enemy submarine. There were also rumors of a bomb on board. They found a screwdriver suspiciously lodged in the hatch containing the IFF radar detection system, but no trace of a bomb. What actually caused the explosion remains a mystery to this day. There were 18 US service members and 17 civilians onboard and none survived.


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