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Dewey P Adams Jr

Military

Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2-Mar-44 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.

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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28669 'Ginny'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on 1st combat mission, shortly after take off, stalled possibly due to icing of wings. 2-Mar-44. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA. Cat 5 damage, written off.

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Butler Co, Ohio 1941
Based Horsham St Faith 1943 – 2 March 1944

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF.

Died Norwich, UK 2 March 1944

Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for an operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried 3 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2016 17:45:07 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & page 192 & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010

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