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Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Irving Adler.
Unit/placed on, 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group (Heavy) “Jolly Roger”.
Irving was born in 1918 in Massachusetts.
Father, Myer Adler.
Born in Russia.
Mother, Dorothy Adler.
Brother, Gilbert Adler.
Irving entered the Service from Massachusetts with servicenumber # O-728327.
Irving Adler rank/duty was a First Lieutenant/Navigator(B-24) in the 320th Bomber Squadron.
Irving’s crew-members and their position on board the plane a B-24 were;
1stLt. John B. Willcoxon Pilot
2ndLt. Thomas M. Magness Co Pilot
1stLt. George T. Maher Bombardier
1stLt. Irving Adler Navigator
T/Sgt. Howard V. McCalmont Engineer
S/Sgt. John F. Dowd Radio Operator
S/Sgt. George J. Smith Right Waist Gunner
Sgt. Eugene V. Turner Left Waist Gunner
Sgt. John P. Zalic Ball Turret Gunner
Pfc. M.D. Turretine Tail Gunner
Cpl. Edwin B. McNaughton Jr. Photographer
Civilian Carl Thusgaard Photographer
Irving Adler was Killed in Action in/during the plane exploded mid-air when attacked by 6 Japanese Kawasaki KI-61, on July 20, 1943, and he is honored with the Purple Heart and (Posthumously) the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross .
Irving Adams is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila,
Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.