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Walter H Adams


Shot down 2 October 1944 in A/C #42-97697, Killed in Action (KIA).

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97697

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 31/1/44; 1SAG Langley 7/3/44; Dow Fd 5/4/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG as SH ship Deopham Green 7/4/44; 729BS; Missing in Action Kassel 2/10/44 with Guy Hankins{Wounded in Action}, Co-pilot: Jean Traub, Navigator: Joe Uzelac, Bombardier:...


Event Location Date
Born Mishawaka, Indiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 2 October 1944
Died 2 October 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2020 19:48:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:53 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 9526 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9526 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database