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Joseph Bernard Adams

Military

Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Marvin Garber

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down on his 10th mission by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. MACR #2248. KIA. ...

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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. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7542 Black Widow

    B-24 Liberator
    Black Widow was shot down by an FW-190A piloted by German Ace Waldemar Radener, who had a total of 23 confirmed kills, including 12 heavy bombers. The particular incident is listed among Radener's confirmed claims in a table from German federal...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 208

    4 February 1944
    The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 8 August 1921
Enlisted Wichita, KS, USA 23 December 1940
Killed in Action (KIA) France 4 February 1944
Died France 4 February 1944
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

PLOT Section 82, Site 111

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 18:12:47 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added a connection to 8th AF.
Added a connection to an 8th AF mission.

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2019 20:34:46 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added officer S/N and updated Event info from U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2016 19:51:18 jmoore43 Changes to events
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WW II Enlistment Records

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2016 19:48:13 jmoore43 Changes to middlename, service number, biography and events
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Enlistment records for WW II, Find-A-Grave Memorial # 14566323, research on Ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2014 08:55:59 Emily Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-50

Data Update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-50 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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