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Edward R Adams


Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #4238010. Prisoner of War (POW). Held at camp : Stalag Luft III Sagan-Silesia, Bavaria



Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38010

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 13/12/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-J] Ridgewell 13/1/44; {1+m} Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Clarry Ezzell, Co-pilot: John Nymyer, Navigator: Ed Adams, Bombardier: Bill Wilson, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Haywood, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 May 1944

Held at Stalag Luft III


Date Contributor Update
08 October 2017 19:50:40 mvandemark Changes to service number, biography and events

Updated information sources: and NARA - AAD

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:35 AAM AAM ingest

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 5178 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5178 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database