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William L Adair


Wounded in action. Killed in civilian flying accident in NM in 1969.



Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...


Event Location Date
Born 1923
Enlisted 1943
Died 1969


Date Contributor Update
19 October 2016 18:51:24 Lucy May Changes to events

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 16:11:38 tmulkey Changes to nickname and awards

According to Letter received by family from Pilot Ralph Stimmel

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 12:42:53 tmulkey Changes to role

Bill Was my Great Uncle

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:25 AAM AAM ingest

Birsic, SO#279 06 Oct 43 Sioux City, IA to Lincoln, Neb; Wall of Valor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia