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Donald L Adams

Military

Shot down 5 October 1944 in B-17 43-38546. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38546

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 25/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 12/9/44; transferred 860BS/493BG Debach 13/9/44; 861BS; Missing in Action Munster 5/10/44 with Art Bisaro, Bill Johnson, Harry Beradesco, Jose Gonzales, Bill Samford,...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 5 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 15:55:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 9576 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / True, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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