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Richard M Jumps

Military

Richard M. Jumps was born October 4th, 1922 in Dexter, New York. After joining the US Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet, he flew P-40N Warhawks stateside before being assigned to the 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group stationed at Chievres, Belgium. He flew "Lassie Come Home," P-51D 44-15544. Married in 1947, he ran the family convenience store known as "Blondie's". Richard passed away in 1970.

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

  • Chievres

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dexter, NY, USA 4 October 1922
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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 21:17:14 teamski Changes to biography
Sources

Personal collection of documents.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 20:49:28 teamski Changes to awards
Sources

Personal collection of documents.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 20:47:13 teamski Changes to highest rank, role, events and place associations
Sources

Personal collection of documents.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 20:38:58 teamski Changes to biography
Sources

Personal collection of documents.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 20:38:08 teamski Changes to biography
Sources

Personal collection of documents.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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