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SGT George Daniel Adams Jr.

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SGT George Daniel Adams Jr.

Birth
Ross, Marin County, California, USA
Death
30 Apr 1944 (aged 20)
France
Burial
Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot
Plot B Row 8 Grave 15
Memorial ID
56370850 View Source

Son of George D. Adams, Sr. who resided in San Rafael, California.

George served as a Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107012, 407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Marin County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 22, 1943 in
San Francisco, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in metal working and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by enemy aircraft, hit by flak, and crashed in Viglain, 19 miles South East of Orleans, France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39121194

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Adams, George D, Jr ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, CA
Angelillo, James J ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Campbell, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, ND
Magnani, George F ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Powers, William J ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Wells, John E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IA
Werneth, Harry W ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA

Airmen who became POW's from this flight:
Kitt, Murray ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Wilson, Joseph B ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, TX

Airman who evaded capture from this flight:
Regan, Joseph F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Additional info submitted by:
Dwight "Andy" Anderson:

He was serving as the left waist gunner on a B-17G which took off from Podington, assigned to target Lyon-Bron airfield, France. They were attacked by six fighters on the return which knocked out the oxygen, completely destroyed the electrical system and caused severe damage to the cockpit. The warning system was also knocked out and the pilot went to the rear to advise the crew to bale out when the aircraft exploded. At 1245hrs the wreckage fell at Viglain, 19 miles south-east of Orleans, France. 7 KIA 2 POW 1 evaded

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Son of George D. Adams, Sr. who resided in San Rafael, California.

George served as a Sergeant & Left Waist Gunner on B-17G #42-107012, 407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Marin County, California prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 22, 1943 in
San Francisco, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in metal working and also as Single, without dependents.

George was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was attacked by enemy aircraft, hit by flak, and crashed in Viglain, 19 miles South East of Orleans, France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39121194

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Airmen who perished on this flight:

Adams, George D, Jr ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, CA
Angelillo, James J ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Campbell, John C ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, ND
Magnani, George F ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, NY
Powers, William J ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, NY
Wells, John E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, IA
Werneth, Harry W ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA

Airmen who became POW's from this flight:
Kitt, Murray ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Wilson, Joseph B ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, TX

Airman who evaded capture from this flight:
Regan, Joseph F ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Additional info submitted by:
Dwight "Andy" Anderson:

He was serving as the left waist gunner on a B-17G which took off from Podington, assigned to target Lyon-Bron airfield, France. They were attacked by six fighters on the return which knocked out the oxygen, completely destroyed the electrical system and caused severe damage to the cockpit. The warning system was also knocked out and the pilot went to the rear to advise the crew to bale out when the aircraft exploded. At 1245hrs the wreckage fell at Viglain, 19 miles south-east of Orleans, France. 7 KIA 2 POW 1 evaded

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