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Robert W Adams


Shot down 28 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29847 'Highball', Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29847

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-T] Polebrook 27/4/43; Missing in Action {4m} St Nazaire 28/6/43 with Bob Adams, Bombardier: Roy Sage, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Claggett,Tail gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Alabama
Prisoner of war 28 June 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 April 2020 09:39:20 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, service number and events

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 19:36:18 jmoore43 Changes to nickname, biography and aircraft associations

Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to A/C #42-29847 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:14 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 168,