Adams, Jack Colvin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Adams, Jack Colvin
Rank Sergeant / Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 35229324
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #208 dated 20 October 1944, effective 20 October 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - transferred to Casual Pool 70th Reinforcement Depot, Station 591, effective 1 May 1945.
Duty Flexible Gunner / Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 1 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to Staff Sergeant effective 17 January 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #15 dated 17 January 1945.
  • Ordered to Palace Hotel, Southport, AAF Station 5524 (a Flak house) on 27 February 1945 for seven days temporary duty, purpose to carry out instructions of the Commanding General per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #44 dated 23 February 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
1st Lt. Hicks, Kenneth DelmontPilotMIA
2nd Lt. Welsh, James HCo-pilotFCMEW
2nd Lt. Bierman, Robert (NMI)NavigatorCT
CPL. Loffarelli, Clarence PeterRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Werner, Edwin JEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Kotnik, Robert RudolphBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Thompson, LeDru MyronTail GunnerCT
SGT. Adams, Jack ColvinFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Strutz, La Verne HermanFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
228 23 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Coking Plant at Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
229 25 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6109 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
High Squadron
Sortie Report
230 26 November 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Altenbeken, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑6109 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
231 27 November 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Offenburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
232 29 November 1944 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
234 2 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Oberlahnstein, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148. High Squadron.
Sortie Report
235 4 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Soest, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
238 11 December 1944 Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
239 12 December 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
241 19 December 1944 Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑97271 Aircraft did not take off.
Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
251 5 January 1945 Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑32106 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑38013 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
255 15 January 1945 Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
257 20 January 1945 Target: Rail and Road Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37788 Combat Mission Credit
Originally assigned to Tebo; replaced 43‑38673 for Welsh.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
273 24 February 1945 Target: Submarine Construction Shipyard
Type: Shipyards
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8007 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
288 14 March 1945 Target: Railroad Bridge, Weser River
Type: Transportation
Location: Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑98027 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
291 18 March 1945 Target: Schlesischer Railway Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 44‑8665 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8789. Low Squadron lead. Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
298 26 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Zeitz, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
299 28 March 1945 Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑107125 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
301 31 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6592 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; used by the Saxton Crew when they were displaced from 43‑37917 by the C. A. Lewis Crew.
Sortie Report
302 3 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Kiel, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑8408 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Tail Gunner 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Tail Gunner 44‑6882 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Tail Gunner 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
310 14 April 1945 Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Tail Gunner 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Deputy
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Tail Gunner 44‑8211 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.
Sortie Report

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