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Richard M Adams


Shot down by flak and crashed E of Saarbrucken, GR enroute to the target Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31431. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 710th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31431

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 23/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Merlin Chardi, Co-pilot: Capt Campbell Palfrey, Navigator: Dewayne Pohl, Bombardier: Frank Stumpf, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray...

Associated Place

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 25 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:42 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2891 / MACR 2891, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database