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Melvin T Adams


Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-37948. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron
  • 833rd Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37948

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Woodrow Cornelison, Herman Sigal, Ernie Glass, Bob Volkman,...


Event Location Date
Born Seattle, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) English Channel 30 November 1944


Date Contributor Update
24 February 2016 12:07:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 11153

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 11153 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database