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Jack Gibbens Adair


Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30401. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with


  • 42-30401

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/5/43; Kearney 9/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX- ] Snetterton 26/6/43; Missing in Action Oschersleben 28/7/43 with Steve Hettrick, Co-pilot: Jack Adair, Navigator: Calvin Bramlett, Bombardier: Marshall Herrick*,...


Event Location Date
Born Paris, Kentucky, USA 1924
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 28 July 1943

On 28 July 1943 B17 42-30401 crashed into the sea near the German Coast after it had been hit by fire from a German fighter.
The plane was on a bombing raid on Oschersleben A/F. All of the crew perished. (Source: FAF, AOD and MACR)

Buried 28 July 1943

No Known Grave
Tablet of the Missing
Cambridge American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
10 July 2020 21:47:26 jmoore43 Changes to middlename

Added Middle Name per MACR 139 at

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2020 21:17:54 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2020 14:56:31 Andycole0 Changes to awards

American Battle Monument's Commission

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 00:39:54 466thHistorian Changes to media associations

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2016 23:03:15 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 139 / MACR 139; Snetterton Falcons, pg 43 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database