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Alonzo P Adams III

Military

Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #423260 'Angel's Tit. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3260

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-K] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action convoy off Holland 25/6/43 with Alonzo Adams, Co-pilot: George Krech, Bombardier: Jesse Gurley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louiseville, New York
Died Germany 25 June 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 271

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