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Efrom Milton Adelman

Military

After completing his combat tour, Adelman returned to the United States, remaining in the Army. He died in an air accident in Alabama on 31 March 1945.

The city of Boston, Massachusetts recognized Adelman's service by naming a square in his honor: 'Milton Adelman Square' is located at the intersection of Putnam Street and Chelsea Street.

Brother of Bernard H. Adelman, 20th Fighter Group.

Service

People

  • Bernard Adelman

    Military | Corporal | Group Medical Section | 20th Fighter Group
    Brother of Efrom Milton Adelman, 384th Bomb Group.

  • Wade Flannery

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Shelley crew. 32 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Frisbee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer / Top turret | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. John Shelley crew. 29 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James McCarthy

    Military | Captain | Chaplain | 493rd Bomb Group
    Catholic

  • Max Parker

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Liege on 9/17/44 in B-17 Misbehavin #44-8011, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Morton Sapolin

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Rufus Saunders

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • John Shelley

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Snyder

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

  • Dee Whittington

    Military | 384th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3441 PATCHES II aka THE SPOTTED COW

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Denver 14/6/43; Kearney 19/7/43; Assigned to the 547th BS, squadron code SO-E, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood, UK on 9/8/43; when war weary the ship was used as an assembly ship, painted white with sky blue polka dots; Returned...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-38208 Lilly Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-X] Rougham 10/2/44 as GEORGIA’S PEACHES; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-A] Grafton Underwood 1/3/44; transferred 398BG Nuthampsted 27/5/45; 58m but none with 398BG, to RAF Valley for...

  • 42-97237 'ROYAL FLUSH III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-G] Grafton Underwood 24/3/44; Missing in Action Freidrichshafen 19/7/44 with Dick Mount, Co-pilot: Bob Stuempfle, Navigator: Bob Rouse, tog-Vernon Rients, Flight...

  • 42-97263 "LADY MARGARET"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Dalhart 2/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-D] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; crashed on take off with John Whiteside 10/1/45, Salvaged.

  • 42-97367

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Kearney 12/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-T] Grafton Underwood 11/4/44; was a spade to attack Munich16/7/44 with Edmund Mulvehill, Co-pilot: John McNamara, Navigator: Chas Shoolbread, tog-Gerhardt Radde,...

  • 42-97691

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/1/44; 1SAG Langley 11/3/44; Dow Fd 17/5/44; Assigned 803BS/305BG RCM Chelveston 19/5/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 1/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Y] Molesworth 4/8/44; sent to 803BS Alconbury for installation of...

  • 44-6080

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-L] Grafton Underwood 27/5/44; taxi accident with 44-6141 27/9/44, with Bert Brown, Co-pilot: Bill Bayne, Navigator: Ray Scherer, Bombardier: Walt Franklin, Flight...

  • 44-6135

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Kearney 23/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/6/44; 547BS [SO-H], 546BS [BK-B]; battle damaged Cologne 10/1/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 22/1/45.

  • 44-8011

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 14/3/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 27/7/44; Missing in Action Plauen 19/3/45 with Capt Omar Kelsay, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Nick Pavlos, Radio Operator: Ray Soto, Waist...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned 16 May 1944 – 9 August 1944

Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #91 dated 16 May 1944, effective 16 May 1944. as Navigator on the John K Shelley Crew. 32 combat missions.
Completed his tour and was transferred to the ZOI on 9 August 1944.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 21:31:57 Suzanne Adelman Changes to aircraft associations
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Updated the aircraft Milton flew missions in during the European Theater of Operations

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 21:24:13 Suzanne Adelman Changes to person associations
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Added connections - crew members

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 20:57:01 Suzanne Adelman Changes to nickname
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He went my his middle name, Milton

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 20:55:54 Suzanne Adelman Changes to person associations
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Milton was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 30, 1944

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 20:45:19 Suzanne Adelman Changes to highest rank
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Milton was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on July 30, 1944

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2021 19:32:27 bombercommand Changes to biography
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https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4990

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2021 16:16:40 bombercommand Changes to firstname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4990

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=a...

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