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Robert J Tompkins

Military

Served as a Tail Gunner ,Crew Number 14.

Service

People

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...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107176 The Uninvited Missionaires / The Missionaires

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/3/44; Kearney 2/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-C] Framlingham 10/4/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/1/45 with Bill Spragins, Bill Brandt, Junius Yount, John Molans, Ed Sawyer, George Heginbotham, Carl DuBose,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 158 LEAFLET DROP

    19 December 1943
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop leaflets on the cities of Paris, Amiens and Chartres, France. 1,000,000 leaflet are dropped. There are no losses or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 178

    7 January 1944
    The industrial areas of Ludwigshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. The formation has three elements. The bomber gunners of the entire force claim 30-6-17 of attacking German aircraft. ...

  • 8th Air Force 182

    11 January 1944
    Three aviation industry targets in Germany are bombed. The bomber force consists of 291 B-17s despatched from 1st Bomb Division in two elements, one element of 177 B-17s is despatched to Oschersleben, Germany as the primary target, the other 1BD...

  • 8th Air Force 184 LEAFLET DROP

    14 January 1944
    4 B-17s from 303BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 840,000 leaflets on the French cities of Amiens, Lille, Cambrai and St. Omer. There are no losses or claims.

  • 8th Air Force 185 OBOE TEST

    14 January 1944
    2 B-17s from 482BG are despatched on a night operation to Wesel, Germany to test the OBOE MkII navigation system.One aircraft aborted the mission because of radio failures of the test equipment. ...

  • 8th Air Force 186 LEAFLET DROP

    20 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 980,000 leaflets of the French cities of Lille, Brest, Caen and Chartres. There are no losses or claims but one aircraft has to abort the sortie because of aircraft mechanical failures.

  • 8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

  • 8th Air Force 188 LEAFLET DROP

    21 January 1944
    5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are despatched on a night operation to drop 1,200,000 leaflets on the french cities of Reims, Nantes, Le Mans, Tours and Orleans. There are no losses or claims.

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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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2018 09:36:47 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
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Tompkins archive

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:55:05 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
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Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441006 297807 201 Berlin-Spandau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:48:36 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441019 2102956 207 Mannheim GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441025 2102956 209 Hamburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441026 2102956 210 Hannover GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441028 2102956 211 Hamm GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:46:14 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

see previous

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:44:37 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

see previous

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:42:29 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET
Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441109 2102956 216 Saarbrucken GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:40:02 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441006 297807 201 Berlin-Spandau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441019 2102956 207 Mannheim GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441025 2102956 209 Hamburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441026 2102956 210 Hannover GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441028 2102956 211 Hamm GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441030 2102956 212 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441109 2102956 216 Saarbrucken GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441110 2102956 217 Wiesbaden GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:38:02 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441006 297807 201 Berlin-Spandau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441019 2102956 207 Mannheim GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441025 2102956 209 Hamburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441026 2102956 210 Hannover GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441028 2102956 211 Hamm GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441030 2102956 212 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441109 2102956 216 Saarbrucken GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441110 2102956 217 Wiesbaden GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:36:22 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441006 297807 201 Berlin-Spandau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441019 2102956 207 Mannheim GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441025 2102956 209 Hamburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441026 2102956 210 Hannover GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441028 2102956 211 Hamm GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441030 2102956 212 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441109 2102956 216 Saarbrucken GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441110 2102956 217 Wiesbaden GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:29:39 Sarahjane Changes to mission associations
Sources

Robert J Tompkins ,Service history 1944
NAME Position Description FAT CRW Y_M_D SER_NR MSN TARGET

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440719 2107176 153 Schweinfurt GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440720 239926 154 Lutzkendorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440724 297093 156 Villedeau-les-Poeles

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440725 23302 157 St. Lo FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440728 297160 158 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440729 297160 159 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440803 2107184 164 Paris area-abandoned

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440804 2107184 165 Harburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440806 2107184 166 Ragmel Poland

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440808 2107184 171 Zilistea Romania

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440812 2107184 172 Toulouse FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440814 231744 173 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440816 297182 175 Zeitz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440824 2107184 177 Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440825 2102956 178 Politz GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440903 297807 183 Brest FR

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440905 2107184 184 Stuttgart GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440909 48315 186 Dusseldorf GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440910 338345 187 Nurenburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440911 297807 188 Bohlen-Ruhland GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner 14 440925 338345 193 Ludwigshafen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440926 338345 194 Bremen GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440928 297807 196 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 440930 297807 197 Biefeld GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441002 297807 198 Kassel GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441003 297807 199 Nagoid-Rheinau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441006 297807 201 Berlin-Spandau GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441015 2102956 204 Cologne GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441019 2102956 207 Mannheim GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441025 2102956 209 Hamburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441026 2102956 210 Hannover GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441028 2102956 211 Hamm GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441030 2102956 212 Merseburg GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441109 2102956 216 Saarbrucken GE

Tompkins, Robert J Tail Gunner14 441110 2102956 217 Wiesbaden GE

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:06:33 Sarahjane Changes to biography, place associations and mission associations
Sources

family

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2018 13:01:05 Sarahjane Changes to role
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Family

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Tompkins%2C+Robert+J

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