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Hassell Delbert Stump

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Glenn Duncan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer of 353rd Fighter Group | 353rd Fighter Group
    Glenn E Duncan joined the 353rd Fighter Group in March 1943 as Group Executive Officer. He claimed 19 victories until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the Group in November 1943. ...

  • John Hynes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. John A. Hynes served with the 351st FS/353rd FG from February 1945 until war's end. Hynes shot down an ME109 on March 14, 1945. He hailed from Pawtucket, R.I.

  • Frederick Lefebre

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Fred Lefebre served as a fighter pilot with the 351st Fighter Squadron of the 353rd Fighter Group, flying missions out of Raydon, England.

  • William Maguire

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew with 351st FS, 353rd FG, 8th AF. A squadron ace with 7 victories, flew a P-47D named 'Boston Bull' and a P-51D 'L’il Boston Bull'. Shot down, managing to evade capture, returning to his squadron prior to the end of the war. Killed in flying...

  • George Montgomery

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. George S. Montgomery was from Alabama and signed up for air training in 1943. He received training at Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Montgomery trained with fellow 351st FS pilots, Lt. Billy Joe Murray, Lt. Walter E. Murphy, and Lt....

  • Walter Murphey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Lt. Walter E. Murphey was from Indiana and trained in Coleman, Greenville, and Eagle Pass, Texas. Murphey flew with the 353rd Fighter Group/ 351st Fighter Squadron from August 1944-April 1945. Four pilots from the 351st all trained together from flying...

  • Billy Murray

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot 353rd Fighter Group | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x Me262 kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (7OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Benjamin Rimerman

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer | 353rd Fighter Group
    Colonel Ben Rimerman fought a long war with the 353rd Fighter Group. He commanded the 350th FS from October '42 until November '43 and was CO of the 353rd FG from 7 July '44 until 22 April '45. In the air he scored 4.5 confirmed and one unconfirmed...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)

Aircraft

  • 42-25745 'Squirt'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353GF, 8AF USAAF.

  • 44-14690 'Squirt'

    P-51 Mustang
    1LT. Raymond Hilgenberg flew "Squirt" in a successful combat escort mission on Nov. 21st, 1944. Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Written off in fatal accident 17-Feb-45.

  • 42-8674 'Squirt'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 390FS, 356FG, 9AF USAAF.

Missions

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Virginia, USA 20 March 1921

Son of Russell and Leno Stump.

Lived in Beaver Falls, PA 15010, USA 1942
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 11 March 1942
Based Raydon 11 June 1943 – December 1944

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Damaged Wilhelmshaven, Germany 3 November 1943

Me109 damaged [air] Wilhelmshaven 3-Nov-43.

Promotion Raydon, UK 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Based Raydon December 1944 – January 1945

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Damaged Germany 23 December 1944

Me262 damaged [air] Germany 23-Dec-44.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK January 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Mountain Home, AR, USA 4 January 1986

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2017 16:31:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30324118
https://www.fold3.com/image/28632746
https://www.fold3.com/page/83770738-hassell-d-stump/facts
https://www.fold3.com/image/544856301
https://www.fold3.com/image/124387606?terms=Hassell%20Stump
https://www.fold3.com/record/18393358-hassell-stump
https://www.fold3.com/record/621453131-hassell-stump-1921
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/351st-fs/
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2012/11/
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Stump&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 21:02:14 dwgdallas Changes to middlename and firstname
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 20:59:03 dwgdallas Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 20:56:21 dwgdallas Changes to highest rank
Sources

From the personal Collection of Lt. Billy J. Murray

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2017 17:42:02 dwgdallas Changes to media associations
Sources

personal effects of Lt. Billy J. Murray 353rd FG/ 351st FS

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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