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Norman R Adler

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Blechhammer raid in B-17 44-8001 7-Aug-44 when part of crew baled out due to flak hits RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Spotswood Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leslie Holman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot / Ops Officer | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Awards: SS, DFC, BSM, (2OLC), AM (13OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6180 'Something Else'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Morrison 21/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 4/7/44; Missing in Action Lechfeld 12/9/44 with Spotswood Allen, Co-pilot: Randall, Navigator: White, Bombardier: Bolch, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-8001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 10/5/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 18/7/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG as PFF Lucera 30/7/44; Mech failure on Linz mission 25/11/44 with Vernon O Johnson, Beauford F Boswell, Edward D Molloy, Francis J Hanley, Moses D Stone, Melvin R Humphrey,...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Worcester County, MA 2 October 1920

Son of Earnest Julius and Annie M [Friedrich] Adler.

Lived in Fitchburg, MA 1942

NoK; Wife Sadie R Adler.

Enlisted Fort Devens, MA 4 September 1942

Fort Devens Massachusetts

Based Lucera 1944 – 12 September 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Returned RTD Blechhammer, Germany 7 August 1944

Returned from Blechhammer raid in B-17 44-8001 7-Aug-44 when part of crew baled out due to flak hits RTD.

Baled out POW Karwendelhaus, Austria 12 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 12 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF Fort McArthur, CA 2 September 1945

Honorable discharge Fort McArthur, CA.

Died West Yarmouth, MA 3 September 1996

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2019 16:13:28 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
25 November 2018 21:31:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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