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Howard J Adams


Shot down 28 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30032 'Sky Queen'. Prisoner of War.


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...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30032 "Sky Queen"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 6/6/43; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-D] Grafton Underwood 9/6/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/7/43 with Bill Dietel, Co-pilot: Jacques Riddel,...


  • VIII Bomber Command 78

    28 July 1943
    The German aircraft industry at Kassel (Fieseler works) and Oscherleben, Germany are the primary targets of this mission. 182 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (24); 351BG (21); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Wilton Junction, Iowa, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Hollland 28 July 1943

Held at Stalag 17b


Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 03:07:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2015 10:31:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
Roll of Honor MACR 15165;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:16 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 15165 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database