Adams, Burnell William, Col

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Last Rank
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
Officer Collar Insignia

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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 Associations and Other Affiliations
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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  1944-1944, 13th Air Force

From Month/Year
June / 1944
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October / 1944
13th Air Force Unit Page
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Admiralty Islands, New Guinea, both now Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea
 13th Air Force Details

13th Air Force
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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Momote Airfield, Los Negros, Admiralty Islands, Jun-Sep 1944.
Hollandia, New Guinea, Sep-Oct 1944.

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32 Members Also There at Same Time
13th Air Force

Beck, Paul R., TSgt, (1943-1945) [Other Service Rank]
Duron, Julian Santos, 1st Lt, (1942-1946) [Other Service Rank]
Otstot, Kenneth, Maj, (1942-1946) [Other Service Rank]
Wurtsmith, Paul Bernard, Maj Gen, (1927-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1060 Major General
Westbrook, Robert Burdett, Lt Col, (1941-1944) Lieutenant Colonel
Pierson, Mark Major
Pierson, William, Maj, (1941-1952) Major
Grismore, George Willard, Capt, (1938-1945) A08 Captain
Ross, Harry, Capt, (1942-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Britton, Warner Alexander, Col, (1943-1973) A23 AAF MOS 1051 First Lieutenant
Norris, Wyatt Alvira, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
O'Keefe, Timothy Francis, Gen, (1940-1974) First Lieutenant
Page, Jerry Dentler, Maj Gen, (1938-1972) First Lieutenant
Rauh, Robert, 1st Lt, (1943-1945) A03 AAF MOS 071 First Lieutenant
Tynan, Helena T., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) 00 First Lieutenant
Hansen, Grant Nelson, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
Parkhurst, Arthur Francis, 2nd Lt, (1943-1945) Second Lieutenant
Richardson, Eloise, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) 976 9761 Second Lieutenant
Zimmerli, Frederick Stanley, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Turk, Robert Richard, CMSgt, (1941-1971) A02 AAF MOS 2120 Warrant Officer 1
Conlon, James, TSgt, (1943-1945) Technical Sergeant
King, Roy A01 AAF MOS 686 Technical Sergeant
Crum, Charles Donald, SSgt, (1943-1944) A25 AAF MOS 707 Staff Sergeant
Ellis, Roger, SSgt, (1944-1946) Staff Sergeant
Jacobsmeyer, Jake, SSgt, (1941-1945) A01 AAF MOS 957 Staff Sergeant
Shetler, John, SSgt, (1943-1945) Staff Sergeant
Twitty, Charles, SSgt, (1943-1945) A07 AAF MOS 757 Staff Sergeant
Underwood, Joseph, SSgt, (1943-1946) A07 AAF MOS 748 Staff Sergeant
Chapman, Albert T, Sgt, (1943-1944) A07 AAF MOS 611 Sergeant
Patrick, Melton Dewey, Sgt, (1943-1944) A25 AAF MOS 707 Sergeant
Stutts, Otto R., Cpl, (1942-1945) Corporal
Burrell, Claude, PFC A15 AAF MOS 060 Private First Class

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