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Benjamin Harold Adams

Military

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 545th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, William R. Kinnaird Crew. 9 combat missions.
Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Monchengladbach on 10/5/44 in B-17 #43-38579

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Service

People

  • John Hannan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, W Kinnaird Crew. 34 combat missions.

  • Clinton Henderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG 545th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, William Robert Kinnaird Crew. 35 combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38579

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 13/9/44; Missing in Action Cologne 5/10/44 with Bob Birckhead, Hilary Hedrick, Frank Vaniglia, Clyde Batte (4 Killed in Action); Art Christian,...

Missions

  • 665

    5 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albany, Georgia, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 October 1944 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2015 17:43:45 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
14 February 2015 03:13:41 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9754 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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