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Robert A Adams 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Illinois 1
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Place: Whiteside County, Illinois 1
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Army 1
Enlistment Date:
28 Jan 1942 1
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Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Serial Number:
16067521 1
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Chicago Illinois 1
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Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Box Number: 0214 1
Film Reel Number: 2.71 1

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S/Sgt Robt Adams, B-25 Gunner 310th BG, 380th BS, MTO

Italy

Robert Adams is LIKELY in this photo... these were men he flew with. 310th BG, 380th BS.

 310th Bomb Group, 380th Bomb Squadron, WS/Sgt Robert Avery Adams, GUNNER in the B-25.

On 04 April 1945, during a Bombing Mission, Aircraft B-25J; 43-27552, Nicknamed "Pretzel", collided with the leading Aircraft, B-25J; 43-27737, Nicknamed, "Bettsie", of the second box, while forming #getting back into formation#, after break away from the target, of the Drauburg Railroad Bridge, Austria. Lt. Miller's plane's Left Wing was torn away, and his aircraft went into a steep dive, crashing into the ground, #in Italy# and killing all 6 crew members. Lt. Oliver's plane was badly damaged, but he maintained control of it long enough for some of his crew to bail out, before it too crashed to the ground. Lt. Oliver; his Bombardier, Lt. Syfert; and his Turret Gunner, S/Sgt. Shelton; were Killed In Action. The four surviving crew members were captured by the Germans, and held as Prisoners of War. .

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310thBG--380thBS--04 April 1945--MACR 13685
A/C: B-25J; 43-27737; Nicknamed "Bettsie"

P: Donald E. Oliver, 1Lt.--KIA
CP: Raleigh R. Palmer, 2Lt--POW; RTD
N: Stephen F. Speidel, F/O--POW; RTD
B: Thaine A. Syfert, 1Lt--KIA
R: Walter E. Luckenbill, S/Sgt--POW; RTD
Turret G: Grady M. Shelton, S/Sgt--KIA
Tail G: Robert A. Adams, S/Sgt--POW; RTD

Robt Adams, Shot-Down on 4 Apr.'45 over Italy

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Robert Adams, Shot-Down 4 April, 1945

World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938 - 1946
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 16067521 16067521
NAME ADAMS#ROBERT#A########## ADAMS#ROBERT#A##########
RESIDENCE: STATE 61 ILLINOIS
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 195 WHITESIDE
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 6120 CHICAGO ILLINOIS
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 28 28
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private
GRADE: CODE 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency,
plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 61 ILLINOIS
YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 999 Undefined Code
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
CARD NUMBER # #
BOX NUMBER 0214 0214
FILM REEL NUMBER 2.71# 2.71#
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World War II Prisoners of War, 1942 - 1947
POW Record for S/Sgt. Robert A. Adams CANNOT Be Found
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Social Security Death Index about Robert Adams
Name: Robert Adams
SSN: 331-12-0691
Born: 23 Jan 1921
Last Benefit: 94533 Fairfield, Solano, California, United States of America
Died: Apr 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)
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California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Robert Avary Adams
Social Security #: 331120691
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 23 Jan 1921
Birthplace: Illinois
Death Date: 28 Apr 1980
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Zimmerman

Robert Adams

Illinois

Robert Avery Adams
Birth: Jan. 23, 1921 Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1980
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA

Husband of Mary J.Adams.
Mother's maiden name is ZIMMERMAN.
MSGT US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM
Robert Avery Adams, a World War II B-17 tailgunner, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, who retired as a master sergeant with 26 years of service in the US Air Force. He was an aircraft flight engineer in 1966 at Travis AFB CA.
While in service the Air Force couple and their family were stationed at Keesler AFB, MS; Wichita Falls, TX; Newport News VA; Andersen AFB, Guam; and Travis AFB, their last assignment.
Survived by his four children, Nancy Graham of Manchester TN; Vicki J. Adams of Fairfield; Kenneth E. Adams of Fairfield; and Jeffery A. Adams of Fairfield; and 11 grandchildren.
Aged 59 years.

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Spouse:
Mary Jane Adams (1926 - 2002)*

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Burial: Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery
Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA
Plot: IOOF Block B2 Row F grave 15
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Robert Avery Adams
Birth: 1921 Jan 23 (23 Jan 1921)
Death: 1980 Apr 28 (28 Apr 1980)
Parents: Avery Sefton Adams, Elizabeth Fern Zimmerman-Adams
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24 April 1930 Census/Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: 566/ED-38/Page: 8A
Household Members: Name Age/Family#: 168-168
Avery S Adams/Head/35/1st Married at 22/ILLx3/Milk Salesman/A&S Dairy
Elizabeth Adams/Wife/31/1st Married at 18/ILLx3
Jane E Adams/Daughter/12/ILLx3
Robert A Adams/Son/9/ILLx3
Fern A Adams/Daughter/5/ILLx3
Donna J Adams/Daughter/3yrs-10mos/ILLx3

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