Adams, Hughie Darell, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1225-Pilot, Tactical Bomber
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1963-1964, 1st Air Commando Squadron
Service Years
1941 - 1964
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Stephen Willcox-Deceased to remember Adams, Hughie Darell ("Major Hughie"), Maj.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Jan 07, 1964
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Alexander Cemetery - DeWitt, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 040

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1964, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)34th Tactical Group1st Air Commando Squadron
  1941-1941, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1942-1945, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1963-1964, 34th Tactical Group
  1963-1964, 1st Air Commando Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II1
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1963-1964 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26 Marauder  
  1964-1964, B-26 Marauder
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Last Known Activity
Maj. Hughie D. Adams of Houston, Texas and Maj Cleveland W. Gordon, Pittsburgh, PA, died when their B-26B (tail number 44-35207) crashed 10 miles south of Bien Hoa during a post-maintenance test flight.

Major Adams departed for Vietnam on September 16, 1963. His wife was told by a young Lt. that Major Adams plane "disintegrated in midair." Source: San Antonio Express, May 27, 1964

"Hughie "Major Hughie" Darell Adams
Birth: May 23, 1920
Death: Jan. 7, 1964
Note: Texas Major 1 Air Commando SQAF
WWII Viet Nam 
Created by Debra Hoch
Record added: Apr 06, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial #25789939"


Alexander Cemetery in DeWitt County, Texas:


Major Adams graduated from Yoakum High School (Source: San Antonio Express, May 21, 1939). At the time of his death he was due to retire in another year and was a veteran of World War II and Korea. He flew 13000 hours during WWII; dropped paratroopers in Europe on D-Day and flew troops to Africa and China. He volunteered for Vietnam so he could end his career "as one of the first air commandos."  (Source: Abilene Reporter News, May 28, 1964)

Note: Then Private Adams attended flight school with the Army Air Corps, which became the Army Air Forces. He was a SSgt pilot in World War II. The Army Air Forces became the United States Air Force in 1947.

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