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Carl E Adams


Joined Sqd 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #42-50596. Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 was 'Flak Magnet'



  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #42-50596. ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


Event Location Date
Born Tuckaleechee, TN 37882, USA 4 October 1924
Enlisted Fort Oglethorpe, GA, USA 3 June 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944
Buried Maryville, TN, USA 1949

Logan's Chapel Cemetery
Maryville, Blount Co., Tennessee


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 02:35:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2018 02:38:28 466thHistorian Changes to events and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd, MACR 9654