Kenneth Dexter Adams

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Connections

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680397
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39191642
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11066375 / O-809685
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13121408
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682514
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA 1918-10-15 Son of W J Adams.

Based

Kimbolton 1944-01-30 Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 1944-01-30 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Enlisted

Buried

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ 2008-03-19 National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Revisions

Date26 Apr 2020 19:13:54
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:50
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database