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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
151 AdamsGSergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-10-14LancasterIKB800VR-CMiddleton St George615DuisburgExploded target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
152 AdamsCSergeantBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW413KW-QTholthorpe1905StuttgartAbandoned & crashed Brierley Hill Birmingham
153 AdamsF T HSergeantBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIED949JO-AWaddington1717BerlinCrashed at NeuruppinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
154 AdamsD GSergeantBomber Command49Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIND537EA-SFiskerton2107MunchenExploded and crashed near PastetlenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
155 AdamsDSergeantBomber Command49Sqn
1944-01-20LancasterIIIND498EA-RFiskerton.0007.StuttgartCrashed and exploded on take off
156 AdamsR HWarrant OfficerBomber Command51Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV777MH-FZSnaith2217NurnbergCrashed NeckarKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
157 AdamsL RSergeantBomber Command51Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV822MH-Z2Snaith2200NurnbergCrashed GuntersdorfKilledHannover War Cemetery
158 AdamsK E CSergeantBomber Command51Sqn
159 AdamsK E CSergeantBomber Command51Sqn
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ581C6-CSnaith2302BottropCrashed at Woodbridge
160 AdamsP A ISergeantBomber Command550Sqn
1944-07-28LancasterIIILM455BQ-TNorth Killingholme2127StuttgartCrashed at Blamont {Meurthe-et-Moselle}KilledBlamont Communal Cemetery
161 AdamsH HPilot OfficerBomber Command57Sqn
1944-04-18LancasterIIIND475DX-East Kirkby2104JuvisyCrashed at Chapelbridge Cambridgeshire on returnKilledRunnymede
162 AdamsJ WFlight SergeantNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-07-07MosquitoXVIML9688K:?Oakington23:08BerlinEngine cut and second lost on approach and crash landed at 03:55 in a cornfield near Waterbeach airfield, CambridgeSurvivedPathfinders
163 AdamsKSergeantBomber Command630Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB286LE-FEast Kirkby2247RevignyCrashed at Neuvy {Marne}KilledNeuvy Communal Cemetery
164 AdamsRFlight LieutenantDFC

Bomber Command630Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND531LE-KEast Kirkby2330WesselingKilledRunnymede
165 AdamsR AFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command83Sqn
1944-01-20LancasterIIIJB461OL-LWyton1611BerlinExplodedKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
166 AdamsDFlight SergeantBomber Command90Sqn
1944-10-31LancasterIPD269WP-QTuddenham1159BottropKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
167 AdamsEric KennethPilot Officer405513AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
168 AdamsFrank PercyFlight Sergeant434217AustraliaRAAF625Sqn RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
169 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainFlight LieutenantO-7403242nd August 1921AmericanPilotDFC (Oak Leaf Cluster)

AM (Silver and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF 8th Air ForceUS Army Air Force362nd Fighter Squadron (357th Fighter Group)1944-05-30P-51 MustangB43-12468 'Southern Belle'G4:L9 confirmed kills. (x4 Bf-109 (x2 in one sortie)), x3 Me-110 (all in one sortie), x1 Fw-190, x1 shared Bf-109, x1 shared Me-410)Leiston (Station #373), Suffolk, EnglandBomber escort (Mission #380) to Bernburg, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsMurderedRepatriated in 1949 and buried at the Bethsaida Cemetery, Ida, Louisiana
170 AdamsGeorge WCPTO-661263USAAF23rd Fighter1944-12-261 Luftwaffe destroyedEuropean Theatre
171 AdamsWilliam A.Sergeant338330611925AmericanNose TurretUSAAF8th Air Force854th Bomber Squadron (491st Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-24B-24 Wham Bam! Thank You, Ma'mJ42-1101076X:NNorth Pickenham (Station #143), Norfolk, EnglandHannover-Langenhagen AirfieldSee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
172 AdamsFletcher Eugene2nd LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-02-22P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
173 AdamsFletcher Eugene2nd LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-18P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
174 AdamsFletcher Eugene1st LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-11P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
175 AdamsFletcher Eugene1st LtO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-24P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
176 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
177 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

During an escort to Ludwigshaven on 27 May, the 364th Fighter Squadron jumped a large formation of Bf 109s about 20 miles southwest of Strasbourg. “I was leading Blue Flight with Lt. (Thomas) Harris flying my No. 3 when we went down on a Bf 109 that was diving away,” said Major John Storch. “Lt. Harris’ element was in position when we went down followed by our Green Flight.” Lt. Leroy A. Ruder was the number three man in Green Flight. “As my flight leader was getting into position to fire on one of the enemy aircraft, I observed a Bf 109 trying to get into position to attack him,” Ruder reported. “I immediately broke into the enemy aircraft and at the same time expected my wingman (Lt. Cyril Conklin) to break with me. I do not know where he went. I had my hands full with the 109 I was fighting and since my radio was out could not ask my wingman for his position.” Conklin scored two kills in the fight but fell victim to a Bf 109 and wound up as a POW. “When the dogfight was finished I had my No. 2 and Green Flights 1 and 2 and a 352nd group plane with me,” said Storch. “I started spiraling for altitude and the bombers, which were out of sight. I called Lt. Harris and finally got him, and he said he was OK and hunting for me. I told him my position as nearly as possible, my altitude and course, and a stayed in the area for approximately 15 minutes.” Harris may have collided with Dean Post; he became a POW, while Post was killed when his Mustang crashed. Despite the losses, the toll the squadron exacted on the enemy was impressive. In addition to Conklin’s kills, Storch scored two and a half victories, Harris and Lt. Morris Stanley two each, and Ruder, Lts. Paul Fairweather, Robert Shaw and Mark Stepleton one each. The 362nd was climbing behind the lead box of bombers. “Between five and six enemy aircraft came down through the bombers and turned left to the same heading that we had,” said Lt. Fletcher Adams. “We started to chase them. One went to the left, with Capt. (John) England following and I saw pieces fall off that aircraft as Capt. England shot at him. The second one went to the right with Capt. (Calvert) Williams shooting at him. There were pieces coming off him. The two directly in front of us started a gentle turn to the left. The one in the inside tightened his turn and I told Lt. (Gilbert) O’Brien to get him.” This plane made two 360-degree turns to the left, said O’Brien. “I shot a 90-degree deflection shot. Not seeing any hits, he rolled out square in front of me. I had a little excess speed and came right in behind him. I began to overshoot and saw his canopy come off. I slid right up beside him with my flaps down. He bailed out as I was alongside of him at about 12,000 feet. His chest was covered in blood and he hit the rudder. I did not see his chute open.” Meanwhile, the second Fw 190 continued in a gentle turn with Adams in pursuit. Adams fired, scoring hits. “At about 10,000 feet, he seemed to be trying an outside loop, so I rolled out, and when I lifted my wing I saw an explosion on the ground and a parachute in the neighborhood of the crash.” In addition to these victories, Lts. Herschel Hill, John Pugh and Alden Smith also brought down enemy planes.
178 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
179 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-51 Mustang9Murdered
ETO (European Theatre)
180 AdamsGeorge W CaptainO-661263USAPilotUSAAF36th Fighter Group23rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
181 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
182 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
183 AdamsLouis W Jr1st LtO-756431USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group77th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-16P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
184 AdamsMartin E 1st LtO-802964USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group506th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-24P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
185 AdamsRobert G 1st LtO-820187USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group375th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
186 AdamsThomas H 1st LtO-887745USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
187 AdamsWilliam G Jr2nd LtO-887196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-10-21Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
188 AdamsHarold FranklinSergeantSergeant19175959AmericanEngineerUSAAF15th Air Force763rd Bombardment Squadron (H), 460th Bombardment Group (H)1944-11-16B-24J42-52011LSpinazzola airfield, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4
189 Adams Jr. Franklin W. Staff Sergeant3565813813th April 1924AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)


USAAF8th Air Force325th Bomber Squadron (92nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-03B-17G43-38445NV:QPodington (Station #109), Bedfordshire, EnglandNürnberg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, West Virginia
190 Adams-LangleyJ AFlying OfficerBomber Command106Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB144ZN-PMetheringham2230St-LeuCrashed at Ste-Genevieve {Oise}KilledSte-Genevieve Communal Cemetery
191 AdamsonJohnPilot Officer168511W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS709EQ-PRAF Linton-on-Ouse1750Berlin See archive report for full details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.D.21 Read Archive Report
192 AdamsonWilliam IanFlying Officer148447PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command101Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIDV264SR-L RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2145Nurnberg See archive report for further details Killed - originally classed as missingRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 14.D.3-4 (Joint.) Originally remembered on the Runnymede Memorial. Read Archive Report
193 AdamsonR HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command83Sqn
1944-01-27LancasterIIIJB724OL-VWyton1752BerlinCrashed Sautour {Namur}KilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
194 AdamsonG RSergeantBomber Command115Sqn
195 AdamsonJ WSergeantBomber Command626Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at Manston
196 AdamsonThomas JohnstonFlying Officer146346Bomb AimerDFM
RAFVRBomber Command570 Sqn
1944-03-04AlbemarleIIV1641RAF HurnSOE Supply DropSee Archive report for detailsKilledOrleans Main Cemetery. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 20
197 AdcockTFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-08-27LancasterILM116PM-DElsham Wolds2111StettinCrashed at Karup DenmarkKilledKiel War Cemetery
198 AdcockWilliam JefferyFlight SergeantAUS/426856Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-06-30LancasterIIIPB126CF-TRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2210Vierzon See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259 Read Archive Report
199 AdcockWilliam JeffreyFlight SergeantAUS/426856Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-06-10LancasterIND995CF-?RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2315Achères See archive report for further details Survived - no injuriesNone Read Archive Report
200 AdcockThomas Flight Sergeant434097AustraliaRAAF103Sqn RAF
1944-08-30RAAF Honour Roll

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