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1Lt Alonzo Pelton Adams, III

1Lt Alonzo Pelton Adams, III

New York, USA
Death 25 Jun 1943 (aged 27–28)
At Sea
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot B Row 36 Grave 40
Memorial ID 56356811 · View Source
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Son of Alonzo P. Adams, Jr. who resided in Loudonville, New York.

Alonzo served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-17F "Angel's Tit" #42-3260, 349th Bomber Squadron, 100th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Albany County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 24, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Alonzo was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by a German aircraft 20 miles north of the Frisian Island and exploded and crashed into the North Sea during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # O-791271

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Airmen who perished on B-17F #42-3260:

Adams, Alonzo P, III ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NY
Asbornsen, Norman ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NJ
Gurley, Jesse D ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, AR
Hutchinson, Bryant ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, CA
Krech, George Z ~ FO, Co-Pilot, IL
Kruzich, John G ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, IA
Purcell, James D ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NY
Sullivan, John K ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, MI
Walker, Edmonde J ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, GA

The B-17's Navigator, 2nd Lt. Nicholas Demchak, became a POW of the German Army and survived the war.

( Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )





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