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Thomas J Adams

Military

Crew member of B-24 Liberator #41-23810 'Tarfu', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning safely to Libya.

Later flew on 4th Jan 44 mission to Kiel, Germany. A/C hit by flak damaging controls, causing loss of control. A/C crashed 2 Km southwest of Süderschmedeby, south of Frensburg, Germany. POW. MACR 8342.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron
  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23810 'Tarfu'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned safely to Libya. ...

Missions

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning safely to Libya

Prisoner of War POW Flensburg, Germany 4 January 1944

4th Jan 44 mission to Kiel, Germany. A/C hit by flak damaging controls, causing loss of control. A/C crashed 2 Km southwest of Süderschmedeby, south of Frensburg, Germany. POW. MACR 8342.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2020 01:58:23 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 16:24:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- ABMC;
- MACR 8342;
- ,Losses of 8th AF ;
- the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 13:30:09 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 8342

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8342 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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