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
Officer Collar Insignia
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 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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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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World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
December / 1943

Description
(Central Pacific Campaign 7 December 1941 to 6 December 1943) The war in the Central Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Midway, in which a great Japanese fleet was defeated. But another year and a half elapsed before American forces began an offensive against Japanese positions in the Central Pacific. It was then, on 20 November 1943, that landings were made in the Gilberts, on Makin and Tarawa, with the Marines at the latter place becoming engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 1943
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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