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Frank G Adams


Upon returning from a flight check, B-17G #42-37799 landed long and ran off the end of the runway. RTD. Struck by 20mm shells, B-17G #42-31888 went out of control, exploded into to pieces and crashed E of Hamm, GR on a mission to Munster and Hamm, GR on 23 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW/Purple Heart/ Air Medal


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31888

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-A] Podington 19/2/44; Missing in Action Munster 23/3/44 with Ed Larrive, Co-pilot: Jack Wilson, b/n-Alvin Lageson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe LeBlanc, Ball turret gunner:...

  • 42-37799

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/9/43; Gr Island 1/10/43; Assigned 326BS/Podington (JW-J) 21/10/43; crash landed base on non-op flight 15/2/44 with Ed Larrivee, Co-pilot: Jack White, Navigator: Bill Thompson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe LeBlanc, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 23 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3416 / MACR 3416, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database