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Norman C Adams


Prisoner of War (POW) shot down on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Jersey Bounce 2nd' 42-40609. Prisoner of War (POW) in Rumania, deaf for three days following crash.


Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40609 'Jersey Bounce'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - Combat damage (AA) # 1 & 4 engines, tail turret, nose, four feet left wing tip. Crash landed Ploesti, Romania. Six of the crew were KIA and four became POW's. MACR 335. ...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...


Event Location Date
Born Oinibam /ca
Prisoner of war 1 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
11 October 2019 14:32:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and mission associations

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 335