F/O J.R. Rumbel

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F/O J.R. Rumbel

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:53 pm

Research RCAF No. 404 Squadron came upon (J/13741 - R/133134) James Rudolph "Jim" Rumbel, could not find where he is from, while trying to find out, he was mentioned in another forum that he was from the U.S.A., but did not say where from both CWGC and CVWM has nothing about hometown.

RCAF No. 404 Squadron
Bristol Beaufighter, JM166, July 4, 1943
Aircraft seen to engage enemy fighter over German convoy near Kristiansund, Norway, Aircraft failed to return from mission, crew listed as missing.


All help truly appreciated !!!!

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Re: F/O J.R. Rumbel

Post by Ludford 101 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:33 pm

Definitely an American citizen, George.

He was born in Kokomo, Indiana 8 December 1912, the son of Gordon and Louise (nee McCauley) Rumbel of Kokomo.

On enlistment in Edmonton 20 September 1941 he gave an address of a PO Box in Fairbanks, Alaska where he had been working as an engineer for US Smelting.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:07 am

Wow, Thank You so much Ludford 101, been working on RCAF No. 404 Squadron, And it looks like they took a kicking on the Anti-Shipping role !

Thanks for the info !

George

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Re: F/O J.R. Rumbel

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:34 pm

Documents that back up Ludford’s information
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Re: F/O J.R. Rumbel

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:39 pm

Thank You both Ludford 101 and Temujin for the info, since I started actually researching the individual R.C.A.F. squadrons, I have located 8 more Americans that I did not have on my list. Working on the fighter squadrons first, then will work on the bomber force, Then on to the training schools.

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