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Frederick S Bumpers


Shot down by enemy aircraft in B-17 #42-31397 on 25 Feb 1944 on a mission to Regensburg, GR. A/C crashed S of Klagenfurt, Austria. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31397

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 353BS/301BG Cerignola 15/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; Missing in Action 18 missions Regensburg 25/2/44 with Joseph A. Hurley, William J. Mills Jr, Peter Victor Henningsen, William Bothwell (4 Killed in Action); Robert K....


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 February 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16


Date Contributor Update
19 March 2020 22:18:40 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #42-31397 listed in the MACR 2722.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2020 22:17:37 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events

Added S/N and POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added info about the “Regensburg, GR mission” to the "Summary biography" - gleaned the info from the MACR 2722.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /