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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 1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
From Year
1943
To Year
1944
   
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 P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Length 37.83 ft | 11.53 m
Width 52.00 ft | 15.85 m
Height 9.81 ft | 2.99 m
Engine(s) 2 x Allison V-1710-111 water-cooled inline piston engines generating 1,425hp.
Empty Weight 12,800 lbs | 5,806 kg
MTOW 21,601 lbs | 9,798 kg
Max Speed 414 mph | 666 km/h | 360 kts
Max Range 2,237 miles | 3,600 km
Ceiling 43,963 ft | 13,400 m | 8.3 miles
Climb Rate 2,500 ft/min (762 m/min)
Hardpoints 2
Armament 1 x 20mm Cannon
4 x 12.7mm machine guns

10 x 5in high-explosive rockets (optional)
2 x Drop Tanks (optional)
2 x 500lb bombs (optional)

Up to 4,000lbs (908kg) of underwing ordnance.
Accommodations 1



   
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