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Adler, Irving

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.


Thanks to http://jollyrogersweb.com/default.aspx ABMC.gov https://www.abmc.gov Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/ Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.


320th Bomber Squadron
90th Bomber Group (Heavy)
Wards Airfield (5 Mile Drome) New Guinea
Japanese Kawasaki KI-61