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Silas W Adamson

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230804. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Craig Conley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30804. KIA.

  • Walter Kaeli

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4237740. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jerome Pumo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4230804. Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30804

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gore Fd 31/8/43; Dallas 2/8/43; Redmond 17/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-G] Chelveston 18/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Vic Maxwell, Co-pilot: Willis Rowen, Navigator: Urban Klister, Bombardier: Andy Zavar...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 October 1943
Died 14 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 922 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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