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John W Adee


'Little Gramper' B-24J/44-40085/EE:Z involved in accident at Hethel airfield described in Sky Scorpions p. 110-113


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-40085 085

    B-24 Liberator
    On return from mission, crash-landed into radar building at Hethel

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...


Event Location Date
Born Elk City, Oklahoma


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history, Combat Chronology Supplement p. 254, The Sky Scorpions by Wilson and Mackay p. 110 , 389th BG Roster