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Alonzo P Adams III


Shot down 25 June 1943 in B-17 #42-3260 'Angel's Tit'. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 349th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3260 "Angel's Tit"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-K] Thorpe Abbotts 9/6/43; Missing in Action convoy off Holland 25/6/43 with Alonzo Adams, Co-pilot: George Krech, Bombardier: Jesse Gurley, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


Event Location Date
Born Louiseville, New York
Died Germany 25 June 1943


Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 19:49:32 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 271