Harold E Stump


Object Number - UPL 29649 - Major Harold E. Stump, 78th FG.

Shot down on 10 June 1944 crashed near Argentan in P-47 42-25736, taken prisoner of war


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Units served with


Captain Harold E. Stump and Second Lieutenant George J. Hays of the 78th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Bad Medicine", 15 October 1943. Passed for publication 15 Oct 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '22. 78FG. Cpt. Harold E. Stump in a/c. 2/Lt. George J. Hays on wing.' Printed caption on reverse: 'A Visit To An American Fighter Station. This is a pictorial series depicting the various aspects of life of one of the oldest American fighter groups over in England - operationally speaki
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Bad Medicine
  • Unit: 65th Fighter Wing 56th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 84th Fighter Squadron



Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"


Event Location Date Description


Shot Down

Argentan, France 10 June 1944


Prisoner of War

10 June 1944


Date17 Jun 2019 14:22:26
ChangesChanges to biography and events

POW Record

MACR via fold 3

Date24 May 2019 11:08:22
ChangesChanges to role, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;

Date22 Jul 2015 16:22:56
ChangesChanges to highest rank, biography, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
MACR 5615;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:02
ChangesAAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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