Russell Lee Rogers 1928-1967
Russell L Rogers was born in Lawrence Kansas and married with five children.He received a BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1958. He was an experimental test pilot at Edwards AFB when selected for the X-20 program. After the X-20 was cancelled, he returned to active flight duty with the USAF. He was killed in the explosion of his F-105 at Kadena AFB, Okinawa.