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Crew PILOT: Alonzo P.  ADAMS

Lt Alanzo Adams III Crew 
My great uncle Norman Asbornsen (bottom far right) was lost along with 9 other crew members, and it appears there is no photo of this crew on the website. I understand 2nd Lt. Nicholas Demchak was the lone survivor......Doris Richardson   (Photo courtesy of Doris Richardson, great-niece of Norman Asbornsen)  

Lt Alonzo Adams III Crew photo Stateside. Norman Asbornsen is kneeling second from the Right. (Photo courtesy of Doris Richardson, great-niece of Norman Asbornsen)

MACR: 00271 CR: 00271

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Alonzo P. ADAMS P KIA
2 F/O George Z. KRECH CP KIA
3 LT Nicholas DEMCHAK NAV POW
4 LT Jesse D. GURLEY BOM KIA
5 S/SGT John K. SULLIVAN TTE KIA
6 T/SGT James D. PURCELL ROG KIA
7 S/SGT John G. KRUZICH BTG KIA
8 S/SGT Norman ASBORNSEN WG KIA
9 S/SGT Edmonde J. WALKER WG KIA
10 S/SGT Bryant HUTCHINSON TG KIA

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