Trumbo, James Donovan

Individual Personnel Data
Name Trumbo, James Donovan   
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 20739297   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944
Duty Tail Gunner / Flexible Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 8 September 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #76 dated 23 April 1944.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to American Red Cross Club, Southport (a Flak House) on or about 25 April 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #77 dated 25 April 1944.
  • Transferred in grade to the Casual Pool, 8th AFRD, AAF Station 594 on 8 September 1944 per Squadron Morning Report.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Bennett, Dewayne (NMI), "Ben"PilotCT
2nd Lt. Spiers, Paul RobertCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Rovero, Aldo JohnNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Burcham, Eugene EmmonsBombardierCT
S/SGT. Perrone, Michael JRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Holland, James AlvinEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Zelazoski, Bernard LeoBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Trumbo, James DonovanTail GunnerCT
SGT. Wyatt, Kenneth AinleyFlexible GunnerPOW
SGT. Gale, Verlin ClintonFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 31 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Tail Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
B Wing, High Group.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
101 7 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
102 8 May 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
104 9 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Thionville, France
Tail Gunner 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102430.
Sortie Report
105 11 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Saarbrücken and Ehrang, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑102442 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
107 13 May 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Components Factory.
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead, low group, 40th CBW.
Sortie Report
108 15 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Tail Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
115 25 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Sarreguemines and Blainville-sur-l'Eau, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group Lead.
Sortie Report
119 29 May 1944 Target: Focke-Wulf Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Krzesiny District, Poznań, Poland
Tail Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Deputy.
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑31484 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
127 6 June 1944 Target: Rocket Gun Installation
Type: Military
Location: 'Meuvaines' (actually, 1.3 miles SE of Crépon), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
H Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
41C Wing, Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead. Second Navigator: 2Lt Peterson (379th BG). Landed away at Polebrook, AAF Station 110, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, High Group Lead.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97824 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group Lead.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
150 4 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux (Conches-en-Ouche), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
159 17 July 1944 Target: Beautor Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Beautor, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
169 1 August 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Chartres, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Wing Lead.
Sortie Report
175 8 August 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Bretteville-sur-Laize, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
177 11 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Coastal Artillery Emplacements
Type: Military
Location: Brest, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑40018 Combat Mission Credit
Low group lead. PFF ship provided by the 379th BG, Kimbolton, AAF Station 117.
Sortie Report
178 12 August 1944 Target: "Landing Ground"
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: La Perthe, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
High group lead.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97941 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead.
Sortie Report
183 24 August 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Wing lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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