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Odis Mason "Jack" Roper
Recent Address:   Bountiful, UT
Family Information:   Parents: Elmer and Victoria; Wife: Margaret; Children: Jack, Thomas, Lynda
Hometown:   Benjamin, TX
Date Entered Service:   January 27, 1942
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Bomb Group:   444th
Location of Unit:   Great Bend, KS
Missions Flown:   35
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Distinguished Flying Cross and three oak leaf clusters, and the Air Medal and five battle stars.
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Crew Type:   Flight crew
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Were you a POW?   No
Were you interned?   No
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Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many positions of responsibility, including branch president in Bishop, California, and was the first bishop of the Mountain Home, Idaho, 2nd Ward. He worked in the lumber business for many years in Idaho, Nevada, California, and Utah, then accepted a position with the Internal Revenue Service as purchasing agent in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Portland, Oregon, until retiring in 1979.
Mr. Roper passed away January 13, 2001. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain Home, Idaho.


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