Williams, Adam Ray, MSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 748-Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 1st Air Force
Service Years
1938 - 1945
Master Sergeant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Gastonia, North Carolina
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 30, 1993
 
Location of Interment
Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery - Plymouth, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section F, Lot 73, Site 1

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Gold Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the flight engineer/gunner in crew #13 on the Doolittle Raid. He flew more combat missions in the CBI Theater until Mar 1943 and then served in the US until being discharged Jul 4, 1945.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II

Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Adam Ray Williams (ASN: 6969211), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during World War II.

Action Date: World War II
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Sergeant
His DFC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Sergeant Adam Ray Williams (ASN: 6969211), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Engineer/Gunner of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Sergeant Williams with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Sergeant
Company: 1st Special Aviation Project
Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force
Crew #13 (Plane #40-2247, "The Avenger", target Yokosuka): 37th Bomb. Sq. L-R: Lt Clayton J. Campbell, nav., Lt Edgar E. McElroy, pilot; Sgt Adam R. Williams, flt engr/gunner; Lt Richard A. Knobloch, co-pilot; Sgt Robert C. Bourgeois, bombardier. (USAF photo)

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1881
http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/williamsAR.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41500771
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=50545
   
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 Ribbon Bar


Flight Engineer Badge
Aerial Gunner Badge


 
 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)USAAC Schools37th Bombardment Squadron, Medium17th Bombardment Group, Medium
Doolittle Raiders (composite group)China-Burma-India (CBI)11th Bombardment Squadron, Medium341st Bombardment Group, Medium
Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1938-1939, US Army (USA)
  1939-1940, AAF MOS 747, USAAC Schools
  1940-1942, AAF MOS 750, 37th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1940-1942, AAF MOS 750, 17th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 737, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 737, China-Burma-India (CBI)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 737, 11th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 737, 341st Bombardment Group, Medium
  1943-1945, 1st Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1942-1943 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/India-Burma Campaign (1942-45)
  1942-1943 World War II/China-India-Burma Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-18 Bolo  B-25 Mitchell  
  1940-1941, B-18 Bolo
  1941-1944, B-25 Mitchell
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