Joseph M Rodgers Jr was a Bombardier in the 92nd Bomb Group, based at Podington UK.
Enlistment date was 7-Dec-1941, the day after the attack at Pearl Harbor. The original enlistment date of 1945 is incorrect. Rodgers joined the USAAF as an enlisted man and was promoted to 2nd Lt upon completion of Bombardier School, he was subsequently assigned to the 92nd Bomb Group based at Podington UK Station 109.
During the war Rodgers was commissioned to paint a portrait of Sir Arthur Harris, Commander of RAF Bomber Command. Harris was commonly known by the nickname "Bomber Harris"
The other painting on this page of the post war flight helmet and a bottle presently hangs on a wall of the Pentagon in Washington DC.