Adams, Burnell William, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1056-Pilot, Two-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
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
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Adams, Burnell William, Col USAF(Ret).

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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

   
Other Comments:
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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  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter

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From Month/Year
October / 1943
To Month/Year
June / 1944
Unit
80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter Unit Page
Rank
Captain
MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Location
New Guinea,& New Britain, both now Papua New Guinea.
Country/State
Papua New Guinea
   
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 80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter Details

80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter
Type
Combat - Fighter Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Fighter Units
Strength
Group
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Location:
Kila Airfield (3 Mile Drome), Port Moresby, New Guinea, Oct-Dec 1943.
Dobodura Airfield Complex, New Guinea, Dec 1943-Feb 1944.
Cape Gloucester (Tuluvu) Airfield, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Feb-Jun 1944.

   
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4 Members Also There at Same Time
80th Fighter Squadron - Headhunter

Cragg, Edward, Maj, (1940-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Cragg, Edward, Maj, (1940-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1056 Major
Roberts, Daniel T., Maj, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1056 Captain
Robbins, Jay Thorpe, Lt Gen, (1941-1974) Lieutenant Colonel
Welch, George Schwartz, Maj, (1939-1944) Major
Cragg, Edward, Maj, (1940-1943) Captain

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