668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. James Noland Hume

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  11013679

Prisoner Of War

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 1-Nov-1914, Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts

Entered Military Service: Date: 9-Dec-1940 At: Portland, ME
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 11013679

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 27-May-1944
Captured: 27-May-1944, Bertangles, By: Field Gendarmery 467
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16
Return Date: 29-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 29-May-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 77749

Died: 5-Jan-1983, Broward County, Florida

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry



James N. Hume, 68, of 3300 NE 10 Terrace, Pompano Beach, died Wednesday.

Arrangements by R. JAY KRAEER SAMPLE ROAD FUNERAL HOME. 946-2900.

South Florida Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), 7 Jan 1983, Fri, Page 18, James N. Hume Obituary, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/image/235535685/?article=c3cd8923-5adb-4c6f-b0bb-b570541603fb [subscription required] : accessed 9 April 2021)

MACR 5033 Details

A/C Last Sighted. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Plane hit by flak while on bomb run. Last seen flying north from Amiens, Fr., with right engine on fire. Plane loosing altitude.

The majority of box 1 dropped on the No. 4 plane [Lt Siracusa], which, having received a direct hit by flak, salvoed its Bombs 10 seconds before the point for release. Six chutes were seen to come out of the planes flown by Lt Guillon and Lt Siracusa. ... The four crews were: Lt Allen W. Gullion Jr., S/Sgt Grady F. Cope, and S/Sgt Gerald L. Coffey; Lt Lucien J. Siracusa, S/Sgt James M. Hume, and S/Sgt Floyd E. Brown; Lt Harry E. Hewes, S/Sgt Joseph F. Kasper, and S/Sgt Harold E. Boyer; Lt Tommie J. Simms, S/Sgt Julius C. Williamson, and S/Sgt Harry W. Larsen. ... As the chutes from Lt Gullion's and Lt Siracusa's planes floated down, it was reported that light flak was fired at the parachutists from 8000 feet to the ground.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also Mission # 58

Photos and Documents
Birth Index
Andover, MA
Birth Index
1920 US Census
1930 US Census
Newspaper Clipping
Fitchburg Sentinel
Newspaper Clipping
Fitchburg Sentinel
MACR Capture document
POW Photos. Identified as James N. Hume by Donna Cox Hill, ww2buddies.com
Newspaper Clipping
The Bangor Daily News
Newspaper Clipping
The Bangor Daily News
Newspaper Obituary
South Florida Sun Sentinel
WW II Honoree

See Also:
Prisoner Of War (POW) Camps
Escape & Evasion (E&E) Reports
POW/E&E Terms and Acronyms
POW/E&E Sources, References, Resources