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Adair, Joseph William

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Joseph William Adair.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Braine (DD-630) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Joseph is born in 1926 in Pensacola, Oklahoma.24-11


Father, Josep W. Adair.

Mother, Cora S. Adair.


Joseph enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 2249644.


Joseph was KIA when the USS Braine was attacked by 2 Kamikaze plane’s and serious damaged it on May 27, 1945,he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon,  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to  http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/630.htmJean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Braine (DD-630) Destroyer
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class