Howard F Adams


Killed in Action 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23777 'Maisey', 44BG/66BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft came under almost constant fighter attack from Texel Island, Holland and finally exploded in mid-air near Willbroksmoor, Germany. Journalist Robert Post was a journalist passenger on this flight.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95260) nicknamed "Lili Marlene" of the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 H & B-24 J OF 44th B.G. 66th Sqdn'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Maisie
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 66th Bomb Squadron




Event Location Date Description


Rutland, Vermont, USA


Buried in the Ardennes American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 33, Grave 5.


Killed in Action (KIA)

Willbroksmoor, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany 26 February 1943 Killed when aircraft was attacked by German fighters and exploded in mid-air near Willbroksmoor, Germany'


Date21 Jun 2015 21:56:58
ChangesChanges to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 21-Jun-2015. Added decorations and Burial event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records; MACR 16067; Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added KIA event and location; Added A/C model number and Unit designations in Biography. Added loss details in Summary Biography per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; and MACR 16067.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:15
ChangesAAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16067 / MACR 16067, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 81, The 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp. p. 52-54, The Writing 69th by Jim Hamilton p. 156 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database