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Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class James Wilbur Adams.
Unit/Placed in on, Squadron VP44-12 “Golden Pelicans”.
James is born in 1925 in Alameda County, California.
Mother, Henrietta (Ackerman) Adams .
James enlisted the service in Colorado with service number # 6186451.
James was KIA on the mission a mission when the plane was shot down at the Battle of Midway on June 6, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
James crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBYB-Catalina were;
Ltjg. Robert S. Whitman Pilot
Ensign Walter H. Mosley Co Pilot
Aom2. Philip L. Fulghum Bombardier/Bow Gunner
Ensign Lee C. McCleary Navigator
Arma. James W. Adams Radio Operator
Amm1. Ruel V. Marsh Flight Engineer
Ensign Jack H. Camp Observer
Amm3. Clarence J. Norby Jr Gunner
RM3. William H. O “Farrell Gunner
Amm2 John C. Weeks Gunnur
James is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts 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