Adrian W Kieley

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down by fighters on the return fom a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. KIA.

In MACR 2248, about S/Sgt Adrian Kieley:
Gunner Sgt Vincent Riel said β€œHe refused to bale out.”

Connections

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15095550 / O-678230
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Black Widow
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Yaphank, NY, USA 14 March 1942 Camp Upton

Died

France 4 February 1944

Buried

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 8 September 1949 Section 82, Grave 111

Born

Queens Village, New York, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

France 4 February 1944

Revisions

Date12 Jan 2020 17:57:55
Contributorjmoore43
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Added MACR 2248 info to the "Summary biography".

Date11 Jan 2020 21:14:43
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to the 8th AF.
Added a connection to the 8th AF mission for 4 Feb 1944.

Date3 Feb 2016 18:38:07
Contributorjmoore43
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WW II Enlistment records; U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962; Find-A-Grave memorial # 37332296

Date29 Jan 2016 04:54:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Find-A-Grave memorial # 37332296 & WW II Enlistment records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:50
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / MACR 2248, Losses of th 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 50 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database