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Norman C Adams

Military

Norman C. Adams was the Navigator/Bombardier of the B-24D, 'Jersey Bounce'. He was shot down in the low level raid over Ploesti and spent 18 months in the Timsul de Jus prison camp north of Ploesti. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Soldiers Medal, and the Air Medal, Prisoner of War (POW) shot down while on TDY to the 9th Air Force for the Ploesti raid in the B-24D 'Jersey Bounce', # 42-40609. Prisoner of War (POW) in Rumania, deaf for three days following crash. Aug 1, 1943 - Aidan M. Graham

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40609 'Jersey Bounce'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 - D - 75 - CO- SN #42-40609 - 8- 93- 330 - was lost on Operation Tidal Wave, 1 Aug 43, Ploesti Romania - MACR 335 - Pilot Worthy A. Long. Norman C. Adams, was the Navigator/Bombardier. He was shot down in the low level raid over Ploesti 1 Aug...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oinibam /ca
Prisoner of war 1 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 00:04:37 Kickapoo Changes to biography, awards and unit associations
Sources

B-24 - Best Web - # 42-40609 - 'Jersey Bounce'

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2021 23:58:17 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

B-24 - Best Web - # 42-40609 - 'Jersey Bounce'

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2019 14:32:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 335

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