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Roy R Bumsted Jr

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Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Joseph Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Bateson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    MACR Number: 2862 Date: 440225 Aircraft Type: B-17 ...

  • John Buhs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Repatriated due to injuries - date unknown.

  • Lyle Hathaway

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Hodge

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Injured by 20mm shell. Held in camp Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11.

  • Paul Kaltenbacher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Lupole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945. Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

  • Mitchel McArthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harrison Savant

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39841 Wacky Woody

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 9/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BG crew with Bill Lupole WIA (leg amputated), Co-pilot: Bob Bateson, Navigator: John Buhs (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Roy...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey, USA 12 July 1919
Lived in Essex County, NJ, USA July 1941
Enlisted Trenton, NJ, USA 25 July 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 February 1944 – 1945
Died Short Hills, NJ 07078, USA June 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 19:53:54 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to events
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SS Death Index

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:18:55 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:17:50 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 12:10:19 Lucy May Changes to surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=49254

Enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=2&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:54:27 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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WW

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:52:38 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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WW

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:51:38 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to biography
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History of Wacky Woody

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:29:42 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to unit associations
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Veteran

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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