671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

2Lt. Ronald Alvin ("Bud") Wipperman

Pilot,  O-750752

Prisoner Of War

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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  Born: 17-May-1921, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin

Entered Military Service: Date: 8-Sep-1942

POW summary:
Fail to Return Date: 6-Jun-1944
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Return Date: 29-Apr-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File Latest Report Date: 1-Jun-1945
NARA WW II POW Data File ID: 25239

Died: 28-Mar-1999, Elm Grove, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry
Find-A-Grave



MACR 6047 Details



Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. One bomb run 45 seconds from target, aircraft was hit by flak and left engine caught on fire. Aircraft crashed, exploded and one chute was seen to open.

Description:
Lt. R.A. Wipperman's plane crashed, but three chutes were seen to come out of it and open. His two gunners were S/Sgt. H.S. Ahrens and Sgt. L.C. Mazza.
(416th BG History 1944)

Pilot Lt. Ronald Wipperman, was taken POW; Gunner S/Sgt Henry S. Ahrens was KIA; Gunner Sgt Louis C. Mazza was originally listed as MIA, presumed to be a POW, but was later determined deceased under Public Law 490 and status changed to FOD (Finding Of Death).

See also Mission # 68




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
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01-Jun-1939
1940 US Census
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06-Sep-1941
WW II Draft Registration
14-Feb-1942
WW II Draft Registration
14-Feb-1942
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29-May-1943
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03-Aug-1943
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09-Aug-1943
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24-Jun-1944
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24-Jun-1944
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The Daily Tribune
07-Aug-1944
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The Daily Tribune
08-Sep-1944
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The Daily Tribune
08-Sep-1944
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The Capital Times
20-Oct-1944
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The Sheboygan Press
20-Oct-1944
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The Sheboygan Press
20-Oct-1944
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The Daily Tribune
13-Mar-1945
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02-May-1945
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16-Jun-1945
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21-Aug-1945
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Marshfield News Herald
22-Aug-1945
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The Daily Tribune
10-Oct-1946
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The Daily Tribune
23-Dec-1946
City Directory
1948 Madison, WI
Yearbook
1948 Univ of WI-Madison
Yearbook Portrait
1948 Univ of WI-Madison
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The Daily Tribune
06-Jan-1948
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21-Jun-1948
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21-Jun-1948
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21-Jun-1948
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22-Jul-1948
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27-Mar-1950
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05-Jul-1960
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The Daily Tribune
05-Jul-1960
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Wisconsin State Journal
03-Apr-1963
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The Sheboygan Press
25-Mar-1966
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Stevens Point Journal
26-Mar-1966
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Wisconsin State Journal
26-Mar-1966
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Wisconsin State Journal
26-Jul-1969
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The Daily Tribune
17-Jul-1995
Headstone
Headstone
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