Adams, Burnell William, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1056-Pilot, Two-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1946-1969, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1941 - 1969
Colonel

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chester, Illinois
Last Address
Los Angeles County, California

Date of Passing
Dec 14, 1977
 
Location of Interment
Eternal Valley Memorial Park - Newhall, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Garden of Hope

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 7 enemy aircraft in aerial combat in WWII.
 
Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Burnell W. Adams, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against an armed hostile force while serving with the FIFTH Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Action during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 5th Air Force, General Orders No. 123 (1943)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Army Air Forces

Division: 5th Air Force

   
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Sources: 
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=671
http://www.usaaf.net/ww2/night/nightpg9.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93779077 
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45016
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_008.php
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School18th Fighter Group6th Night Fighter Squadron80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter
13th Air ForceAir Force Reserve Command
  1941-1942, M 0273, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1943, M 1055, 18th Fighter Group
  1943-1943, M 1055, 6th Night Fighter Squadron
  1943-1944, M 1055, 80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter
  1943-1944, M 1056, 8th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, 13th Air Force
  1946-1969, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-20 Havoc  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  
  1942-1943, A-20 Havoc
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
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