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Adams, Donah Lee

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Donah Lee Adams.

Unit/Placed in on, 425th Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group (Heavy).


Donah was born  on 1918 in Lesley, Texas.


Father, Walter F. Adams.

Mother, Carrie L. (Bailey) Adams.


Donah enlisted the service in Texas with service number #6955676. .


Donah died on the mission, the plane crashed against a mountain in India on Jan. 26 1946 (declared death), he is honored with a Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Donah’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

Maj. Harry W. Kasinski Pilot

2nd Lt Toney W. Gochnauer Co Pilot.

2nd Lt. John B. Frazier Navigator

2nd Lt. George R. Maupin Bombardier

T/Sgt. Joseph P. Knurta Radio Operator

T/Sgt. Wellington W. Hull Engineer

S/Sgt. John W. Karns Ass’t Engineer

S/Sgt. Donah L. Adams Ass’t Radio operator

1st Lt. Charles P. Mortimer Passenger

T/Sgt. Edward W. Higgins Passenger

T/Sgt. Jack R. Ferguson Passenger

S/Sgt. Robert O. Watson Passenger


Donah is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/308th_Bombardment_Group.htm Jean 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/

425th Bomber Squadron
Kunming Airfield, China
Their Plane Haley's Comet
His rank Staff Sergeant