Adams, J. M.

The Junior M. Adams crew: 708th Squadron



On November 4, 1944, The JM Adams crew was aboard 42-32081 Yellow Cab when it was hit by flak over the target area at Hamburg. Lt. Junior Adams appeared to keep with the formation through the RP, but the aircraft crashed into the North Sea killing all nine on board:

Lt Junior M. Adams Pilot KIA
2Lt Robert E. McGuire Copilot KIA
2Lt Edwin G. Breaw Navigator KIA
Lt Ross M. McCollum Bombardier KIA
S/Sgt Millard A. Bell Top Turret KIA
S/Sgt John J. Roberts Radio Operator KIA
Sgt John P. Dewberry Ball Turret KIA
Sgt John C. Collins Right Waist KIA
Sgt Lawrence A. Ornato Tail Gunner KIA

Extract from MACR 10162 (Paul Andrews’ 8th Air Force Bits & Pieces)
Full text of MACR 10162 on order


Lt Ross M. McCollum; Bombardier


Letter by courtesy of Mr. Mark Johnson of Seattle WA, who is the son of Miss Margaret (Eileen) Grady, the recipient of the letter from Ross McCollum.

Mrs. Margaret Eileen Grady, friend of 1st Lt. Ross McCollum






Some photos/information provided by:
Mr. Mark Johnson

Some information and/or images sourced from the American Air Museum database