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Norman C Adams


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


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

    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40609 Jersey Bounce

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D - 75 - CO, 42-40609, in the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron, flown by Pilot Lt. Pilot Worthy A. Long, was lost on Operation Tidal Wave, shot down by flak over Ploesti, Romania. Lt. Norman C. Adams, was the...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D 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...


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


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

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

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

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

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

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

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