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Albert A Adams

Military

On 6 Mar 1944 on a mission to Erkner, Berlin, B-17F #42-31025 left formation over the target due to the mechanical failure of the #4 engine and on the return was attacked fighters knocking out another engine but was able to return and land at a base near Norfolk. Four wounded crewmen bailed out over Holland. RTD.

AM w/ 3 OLC, DFC,

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People

  • Richard Daniels

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier/Nose Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Richard Daniels was a Bombardier in the 306th Bomb Group/369th Bomb Squadron. Hit in the upper arm on a mission to Frankfurt am Main on 8 February 1944 in B-17G #42-31499. The Fortress was shot down by fighters and crashed near Macquenoise, Belgium....

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-31025

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/9/43; Gr Isle 25/9/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-B] Thurleigh 19/10/43; battle damaged Berlin 6/3/44 with Albt Adams, Co-pilot: Joe Mathis, Navigator: Bill Barnes, Bombardier: Arnold Bugni, Ball turret gunner: Larry Stevenson (5...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York 20 October 1916
Died 8 February 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2021 15:06:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "baled" was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2021 15:01:11 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Removed an association to the A/C #42-31499 listed in the "Summary biography" that was added by mistake.

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2021 18:46:47 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added associations to the A/C #42-31499 & #42-31025 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2021 18:43:01 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "tags" was misspelled.

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2014 08:47:26 Emily Changes to service number
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Data Update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 09:59:47 Emily Changes to highest rank, role and place associations
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Data update from National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, September 15 2014.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, First Over Germany pg. 175 & 223, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2493, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; First Over Germany: The History of the 306th Bombardment Group pg. 201-202. / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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