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Robert Edwin Stump

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Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, Germany on a mission to Regensburg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action..

Crew Number 42

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People

  • Robert Allphin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). Crew Number 42

  • Andrew Anzanos

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 52

  • Harry Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Patrick Cestaro

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Burleigh Clayton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthony Dente

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edmund Gabel

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marion Louis

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Mize

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Rains

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after leaving the formation due to engine problems and crashed SW of Sedan, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-37880 'Liberty Belle'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30337 Eight Ball, 8 Ball, Flak Hack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/7/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-B] Framlingham 13/7/43 EIGHTBALL; Noel Howard (RO/Gunner) was Killed in Action 26/9/43; ...

  • 42-30338 'Cabin in the Sky' 'Rough Group' 'Dorothy Dee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 11/7/43 CABIN IN THE SKY; re-named ROUGH GROUP then DOROTHY DEE; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/7/45;...

  • 42-31229 Bad Egg

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Romulus 1/11/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-S] Framlingham 11/11/43; (56m) Missing in Action Dusseldorf 9/9/44, caught fire from explosion of 42-97871; flew two hours on one engine with Pete Hartnett, Co...

  • 42-37880 Liberty Bell-e

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-T] Framlingham 11/11/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Pilot: George Rains, Navigator: Harry Armstrong, Radio Operator: Bob Stump, Ball turret gunner: Edmund Gabel,...

  • 42-39927 The Skillet

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 9/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-R] Framlingham 11/11/43; sustained severe battle damaged on mission late 1943, crash landed at US fighter base at Wormingford, Essex, but repaired and returned to operations;...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 198

    29 January 1944
    The primary target for this mission was the railroad marshalling yards and industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. A combined force of 863 heavy bombers were despatched in three elements to make the attack. The combined bomber gunner claims on enemy...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

  • 8th Air Force 216

    10 February 1944
    This mission is a despatch of two separate formations. One formation is a combined force of 169 B-17Fs from 3rd Bomb Division: 94BG; 95BG; 96BG; 100BG; 385BG; 388BG; 390BG; 447BG; and 482BG despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Brunswick, Germany....

  • 8th Air Force 226 BIG WEEK - DAY 1

    20 February 1944
    This mission is the opening salvo of the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive known officially as "Operation Argument" but remembered in 8th Air Force History as "BIG WEEK". The immediate strategic objective of this six-day operation is the degradation of...

  • 8th Air Force 228 BIG WEEK - DAY 2

    21 February 1944
    Day 2 of BIG WEEK is another maximum effort by 8th Air Force to bomb 6 airfields in Germany as primary targets: Diepholz, Gütersloh, Lippstadt, Werl, Achmer and Handorf. In addition the industrial areas of Brunswick city are included as a primary...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets which it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Parham Airfield Museum

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Valparaise, Indiana, USA 18 November 1924

1st son of his parents

Killed in Action (KIA) Cerisier, Poix Terron, France 25 February 1944

Cerisier, Poix Terron, France

Buried Lousiville 9 May 1950

Re-Entered From WWII Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, Common Grave With other Brothers In Arms, Cestaro, Clayton & Gabel

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 11:55:40 Jaybird Changes to highest rank
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Records

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03 March 2021 11:52:40 Jaybird Changes to service number
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Records

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03 March 2021 11:32:53 Jaybird Changes to events and person associations
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Records

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03 March 2021 09:35:44 Jaybird Changes to service number, awards, person associations and media associations
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Records

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02 March 2021 13:26:20 Jaybird Changes to unit associations
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Record

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02 March 2021 11:10:16 Jaybird Changes to biography
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Uncle Bob's WWII War Record

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28 February 2021 02:52:01 Jaybird Changes to nickname, role, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Updated 2-27-2021

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 23:12:30 Jaybird Changes to middlename
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Birth Record

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:33 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2658 / MACR 2658, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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