Joseph Bernard Adams

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down by fighters on the return from 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. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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

Born

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 1921-08-08

Buried

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery PLOT Section 82, Site 111

Died

France 1944-02-04

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

France 1944-02-04

Enlisted

Wichita, KS, USA 1940-12-23

Revisions

Date11 Jan 2020 18:12:47
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a connection to 8th AF.
Added a connection to an 8th AF mission.

Date1 Sep 2019 20:34:46
Contributorjmoore43
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Added officer S/N and updated Event info from U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Date29 Jan 2016 19:51:18
Contributorjmoore43
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WW II Enlistment Records

Date29 Jan 2016 19:48:13
Contributorjmoore43
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Enlistment records for WW II, Find-A-Grave Memorial # 14566323, research on Ancestry.com

Date13 Oct 2014 08:55:59
ContributorEmily
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MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-50

Data Update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2248 / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces / MACR 2248, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Foces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 49-50 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database