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Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Donald E. Adams.
Unit/placed; 1279th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Donald was born in Ohio.
Father, William J. Adams.
Mother, Florence Adams.
Donald enlisted the U.S.Army in with service number # 35019761.
Donald was KIA during the Fights that took place at Luzon, on Jan. 10, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Donald is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html
1279th Combat Engineers
First organized in 1937, the unit that became the 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion was the Michigan National Guard’s only all-African-American organization. The 1279th saw service in the South Pacific during World War II, including the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Luzon. The 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion was one of the state’s African-American units to serve with distinction during that war. Unlike other Michigan African-American units, though, the 1279th was led by African-American officers. And, despite the 1948 Executive Order issued by President Harry S. Truman, the battalion remained segregated. Following World War II, the unit was re-designated as the 1279th Combat Engineer Battalion.
Ik ben pas begonnen met deze Website en de Service Manschappen, er komen elk dag nieuwe namen bij.
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