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Vernon D Adams


Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30209. Plane crashed into North Sea. RTD.
Shot down 9 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30362 'Wee Bonnie II', Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30362

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 1/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 7/7/43; Missing in Action Beaumont Sur Oise 9/9/43 with Adalbert Porter, Harry Thompson, Vernon Adams, John Moffitt, John Ash, Ralph Mallicote,...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) France 9 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 19:44:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3134 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 3134, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 278-9