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Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry
B-17 Pilot, 5th Bombardment Group, 394th Bombardment Squadron
Creator of Star Trek

Click For EnlargementPostwar, he is most famous for creating the science-fiction series "Star Trek". Part of training class of 42-G. Assigned as a pilot of B-17 Flying Fortress and sent to the South Pacific, flying missions from the New Hebrides and Guadalcanal against targets in the Solomons. Roddenberry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for his service. He died October 24, 1991.

B-17E "Yankee Doodle" 41-2463
Piloted by Roddenberry on July 11, 1943 over Kahili and suffered a crash landing

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