Bailed out over England 17 May 1943 from B-17 #42-29745. Lt. Joseph A. Adams, (bombardier) was one of 5 survivors of that mission along with Sgt. Lyle G Colby (Engineer), Lt. Sydney D Lovitt (Navigator), Lt. David C. Cox (Co-Pilot) and Lt. Varney D. Cline. The five who bailed out over the channel were: Henry Kowalik (Radio Operator), Edward M. Sturges (Ball Turret), Vernon H Careins (Waist Gunner), Alexander J. McKinney (Waist Gunner) & Joseph R. Penfield (Tail Gunner) (Source with photo of survivors "JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE..." William Donald Pub. 2005 GMS Enterprises
Units served with
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Salina 2/3/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-M] Chelveston 16/4/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Capt Varney Cline, Co-pilot: Dave Cox, Navigator: Sid Lovitt, Bombardier: Joe Adams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Lyle...