Tumbrink, William Francis

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1921 (Clayton/Missouri, United States)
Date of death:
April 17th, 1986 (Clayton/Missouri, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
20th Army Air Force
Action:
Staff Sgt. William F. Tumbrink was a Flight Engineer with the 20th Army Air Force aboard a B-29 stationed in Guam during WW2. His photo recon unit photographed Japan during day light hours without any fighter support so that the two A-bombs could be dropped. He and his crew were awarded the DFC.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Sources

  • Photo: the family of William F. Tumbrink