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Frank R Adams


5 April 1945, Ball Turret Gunner on 44-8430, RECALL when the ship collided with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers, the Navigator, Togglier and Engineer/TT Gunner, bailed out.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb 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


  • 43-37843 ALEX

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    43-37843 Del Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Dow Field 27/6/44; Ass 547BS/384BG [SO-B] Grafton Underwood 21/7/44; collision damage Ingoldstadt on 5/4/45 with B-17 44-8430, RECALL. Crashed, all crew bailed out and RTD. ALEX

  • 44-8430 RECALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 15/9/44; Hunter 17/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-P] Grafton Underwood 16/10/44; 546BS [BK-P]; collision damage Ingolstadt 5/4/45 with ?; force landed Belgium; Salvaged 8/4/45. RECALL.


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...


Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas 1926
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 7 March 1943

Residence: Dallas County, Texas
Private, Air Corps

Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 13 February 1945

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #36 dated 13 February 1945, Charles Allyn Lewis Crew. 24 combat missions.


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22 March 2017 22:26:54 bombercommand Changes to events

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /