The Chattanooga Times, October 24, 1944
William A. Rogers, 27, lieutenant in the army air forces when he received a medical discharge last February, died yesterday in a veterans hospital in Atlanta. Lt. Rogers had been hospitalized in various army hospitals since June of 1943 when he became ill shortly before being sent into action as a bombardier. He was the son of the late James C. Rogers and Mrs. Lillian Mitchell Rogers.
He was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and attended Roanoke College. He was a former employe of the Peerless Woolen Mills and was widely known as a basketball player for Peerless. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. He received his army training at Ellington Field, San Angelo and Dalhart, Texas, and Blythe, Calif.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Leslie G. Hicks and Mrs. Henry T. Chambers, Chattanooga; stepmother, Mrs. James C. Rogers, Chattanooga; two nieces, Charlotte Hicks and Joy Anne Chambers; to nephews, Aviation Cadet James L. HIcks, army air corps, and Charles W. Hicks, Chattanooga.
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 31 May 1917
- Date of death: 23 October 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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