|Captain Robert E Adamina
P47-C MX-D POW
Captain Adamina was shot down May 14th, 1943. As the group approached their
rendezvous with 40 B-17s near St Nicholas, Belgium, the bombers were under attack by
FW190s on the sides of thier formation. Leaving the 84th as top cover, the 82nd and 83rd
dove on the German fighters chasing them into the bomber gunner's fire and enemy flak.
The airfight ended in a draw with both sides losing three. Besides Adamina, Capt. Elmer
McTaggart and F/O Samuel Martinek were also shot down.
The picture below is MX-A "Rocket Jo" and is not the plane he was shot down in.