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Robert George Adams

Military

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Carlsruhe Koblenz hit by flak and crashed near Heppenheim in P-51D 'Pat' 44-14678 25-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11917.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-14678 'Pat'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Carlsruhe Koblenz hit by flak and crashed near Heppenheim. Pilot Lt Robert G Adams Killed in Action (KIA). 25-Jan-45. MACR 11917.

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1940
Crashed Marianna Municipal Airport (MAI), 3689 Industrial Park Dr, Marianna, FL 32446, USA 27 December 1943

Take Off Accident Ground Loop Marianna AAF, Florida Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Robert G Adams, 27-Dec-43.

P-40N 42-105317 - 691SEFTSq

Promoted Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25, UK July 1944 – 25 January 1945

Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried Cook County, IL, USA 1945

Cedar Park Cemetery
Calumet Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA.

Died Heppenheim, Germany 25 January 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Carlsruhe Koblenz hit by flak and crashed near Heppenheim in P-51D 'Pat' 44-14678 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11917.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2016 19:23:51 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Adams
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Adams%2C+Robert+G...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Adams&GSfn=Robert&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11917 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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