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Frederick R Adams


POW crashed near Hockenheim on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659. Crashed on 21 Jan 45 in B-17 Mannheim mission 'Mammy Yokum' #4338659 Flak over Karlsruhe resulted in a direct hit and put his plane out of commission. Oelker jettisoned bo


Units served with


  • 43-38659 'MAMMY YOKUM'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-N] Snetterton 19/9/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 21/4/45 with Tom Oelker, Radio Operator: Fred Adams (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Bob White, Navigator: John England...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Berwick, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 21 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11757 / MACR 11757; Snetterton Falcons, pg 211, 224, 226 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database