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Adams, Frederick W.

Rank and Name,Technician 5th Grade Frederick W. Adams.

Unit/Placed in on,1896th Engineer Battalion, Aviation.


Frederick was born  in 1914 in Iowa.


Father, Fred W. Adams.

Mother, Nellie M. Adams.


Frederick entered  the service from California with service number # 39041334.


Frederick was KIA  when his troopship got attacked by a Kamikaze , on Jan. 12, 1945, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Frederick  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

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/


He was killed when the ship and his unit  was hit by a kamikaze attack on 12 January, 1945  in the Philippines,  Many men from his unit were killed or are missing in this attack.

Off the west coast of Luzon, kamikazes damaged the destroyer escorts USS Richard W. Suesens (DE 342) and USS Gilligan (DE 508), the attack transport USS Zeilin (APA 3), and the tank landing ship LST-700. Kamikazes targeted U.S. merchant ships, damaging the freighters Elmira Victory, the Edward M. Wescott off the west coast of Luzon, the Kyle V. Johnson, (on board which 129 of 506 Army troops, being transported were killed) and the David Dudley Field at Subic Bay. Friendly fire accounted for damage to the high speed transport USS Sands (APD 13) and the tank landing ships LST-710 and LST-778.


1896th Engineer Battalion
DAYTON, Ohio -- 1896th Engineer Aviation Battalion plaque in Memorial Park at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Casualty List
His rank Technician Fifth Grade