Bumpers, Frederick S

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bumpers, Frederick S   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 38319836   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #45 dated 8 July 1943, effective 8 July 1943.
Duty Flexible Gunner
Last Duty Date 7 February 1944
Results Transferred
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Sergeant on Station 106 Special Orders #49 dated 15 July 1943.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant on Station 106 Special Orders #120 dated 17 October 1943.
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station Special Orders #27 dated 9 February 1944.
  • Transferred to the 15th Air Force, 301st Bomb Group, 353rd Bomb Squadron. POW on 25 February 1944, MACR 2722.




Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 15 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3216 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy lead.
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29651 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back; unable to locate formation after passing through cloud layer.
Sortie Report
25 23 September 1943 Target: Submarine Repair Ship
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Nantes, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
27 2 October 1943 Target: Port Facilities
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29703 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
28 4 October 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
32 14 October 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Aborted mission after taking off.
High Squadron lead. Landed away at Alconbury.
Sortie Report
33 20 October 1943 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Düren, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 41‑24575 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
34 3 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Wilhelmshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 41-24560.
Sortie Report
36 16 November 1943 Target: Knaben II Molybdenum Mine
Type: Industry
Location: Knaben, Norway
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3440 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Catfoss, Yorks.
Sortie Report
38 29 November 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37816 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
40 5 December 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31274 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29809 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31364 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31235 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31346 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report

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