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.

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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 15 October 1918 Son of W J Adams.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

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

Buried

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

Based

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

Enlisted

Enlisted

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