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Joseph Adamczyk

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #42-39764 'Santa Anna'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39764 'SANTA ANNA'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-B] Molesworth 18/10/43; transferred 360BS [PU- ]; 6m Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Alexander Alex, Navigator: Nick Goldschmidt, Bombardier: Albt Farrar, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 20 December 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2020 17:30:59 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added connections to the 8th AF and to 8th AF mission #159 for 20 Dec1943.

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2020 17:29:14 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 02:24:27 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1706 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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