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Ben M Adams

Military

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, GR on 23 Mar 1944, B-17F #42-30808 crashed NNW of Celle, GR. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30808

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 563BS/388 Knettishall 4/9/43; Missing in Action Munster 23/3/44 with Don Filler, Co-pilot: Hugh Wetzel, Bombardier: Bill Findlay, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Rechlin, Ball turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 23 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 20:29:36 Frank49 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

The 388th at War by Edward J. Huntzinger

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 20:16:42 Frank49 Changes to aircraft associations
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personal property

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 20:14:44 Frank49 Changes to media associations
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Personal Photo

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 19:39:16 Frank49 Changes to nickname, service number and highest rank
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Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2018 18:40:30 Frank49 Changes to awards
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Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3541 / MACR 3541, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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