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Donald K Adams


Crashed near St. Goar on 9/25/44 in B-17 'Lucky Me' #42-31570. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31570 'Lucky Me'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 18/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 2/2/44; Missing in Action 65m Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Oscar Gills, Co-pilot: Chas Prenatt, Navigator: Don Adams, Bombardier: Bill...


Event Location Date
Born Qgunquit, Maine, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 02:53:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10203 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database