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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 1942-1943, A-20 Havoc
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Personal Memories
He flew the P-70 Nighthawk, the night fighter version of the A-20.
 A-20 Havoc Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Fairchild AC-119G Shadow / Stinger
Length 86.38 ft | 26.33 m
Width 109.28 ft | 33.31 m
Height 26.64 ft | 8.12 m
Engine(s) 2 x Wright R-3350-85 Duplex Cyclone radial piston engines generating 3,500hp each.
Empty Weight 40,124 lbs | 18,200 kg
MTOW 61,950 lbs | 28,100 kg
Max Speed 208 mph | 335 km/h | 181 kts
Max Range 1,926 miles | 3,100 km
Ceiling 23,294 ft | 7,100 m | 4.4 miles
Climb Rate 950 ft/min (289.56 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 4 x 7.62mm miniguns
Accommodations 6
Operators South Vietnam and the United States of America

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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011
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  • Bridges, Thomas
  • Leinweber, Gerald, Maj, (1941-1953)
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