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Frank Lee Adams


Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 42-97632



  • Vivian Chowning

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | B-17 Flight Engineer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Immanuel Klette

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    "One of the fliers who made it back from Pilsen [final 8th A.F. combat mission of the War] defined the uncrushable spirit of the air force that helped bring Germany to ruin. Twenty-seven-year-old Lt. Col. Immanuel 'Manny' Klette, son of a Lutheran...

  • Marvin Lord

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 532BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Transferred to 401BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 3-Feb-45 Flew with the 91st BG as Command Pilot for raid on Berlin. Ship was hit by flak and broke in two. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 12232. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 42-97632

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/1/44; 1SAG Langley 6/2/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-R] Bassingbourn 27/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Frank Adams, Col Marvin D.Lord ex-381BG, Art Ebarb, Stan Sweitzer ex nav, Nando Cavalien, Dave Mccall,...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Randall County, TX, USA 29 October 1915

Son of Logan S and Dollie B Adams.

Lived in Hollywood, California, USA 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Berlin, Germany 3 February 1945

Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-17 42-97632

Buried 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Netherlands American Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
16 February 2018 17:08:16 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 10:21:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations

Associated media Image courtesy of 91st Bomb Group site at

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12232 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database