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Merle L Rumbaugh

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-102479, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102479 Mississippi Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG [CQ- ] Rattlesden 8/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Edgar Farrell, Co-pilot: John Benedict, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Peters, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born McDonald, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Bad Sulza, Thuringia, Germany 29 April 1944

Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2022 21:52:44 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 9C per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4255 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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