Adolf P Blum


Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30830 "M'lle Zig Zag". Prisoner of War (POW).



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The wreckage of a B-24 Liberator (GO-K) of the 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group that has crash landed. A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 100th Bomb Group is in the background.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Major John C. Egan, of the 100th Bomb Group, wearing a fez on his return from the Regensburg Shuttle mission. Associated News Story: '"Arabian Knights Return": Men Who Made Shuttle-Bombing Raid On Regensburg. Wearing red fezes and carrying Arabian knives, the first contingent of airmen who participated in the shuttle-bombing raid on Regensburg returned from their temporary North African bases yesterday, August 22 - five days after the heavy attack on the Nazis' largest aircraft Messerschmidt factory. No b
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-399510
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Pilot, Squadron Commander


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mlle zig zag
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Camillus, New York, USA


Prisoner of War (POW)

10 October 1943


Date1 Mar 2021 14:52:31
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Date18 Jan 2020 22:59:04
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:48
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100th Bomb Group Foundation Directory, 2000 - 2001; MACR 1029 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1029 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database