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George D Adams Jr

Military

Shot down 30 April 1944 in B-17 #42-107012, Killed in Action (KIA).

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Service

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107012

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 26/1/44; Kearney 1/3/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-J] Podington 22/3/44; Missing in Action Lyon-Bron A/fd 30/4/44 with John Campbell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Powers, Ball turret gunner: Harry Werneth, Waist gunner: George...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Rafael, California
Killed in action 30 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 00:44:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 16:01:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 4466 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4466

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