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Adams, James Donald

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class James Donald Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS Scamp (SS-277) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.


James was born  on Sep. 15, 1916 in Nokomis,,Buena Vista County, Iowa.


Father, Arthur H. Adams.

Mother, Christina (Snell) Adams.


James entered  the service from California with service number # 8793943.


James was Killed in Action when the Sub was sunk by a mine off the Tokyo Bay coast, on Nov 16, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

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

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/uss-scamp-277.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/ 

USS Scamp (SS-277) Submarine
James D. Adams and Wife
His rank Seaman First Class