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Adams Jr. , Granville L.

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Granville L. Adams Jr.

Unit/Placed in on, 792nd Bomber Squadron, 468th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Granville was born  on Mar. 16, 1923 in Virginia.

 

Father, Granville Adams.

Mother, Virginia Adams.

 

Granville entered  the service from Virginia with service number # 33522414.

 

Granville was Killed in Action due to Motor problems, on Aug. 20, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Granville’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were;

Lt. Col. Wim F. Savoie Pilot

1st Lt. Raymond K. Lutz Co Pilot

Cap. Dick G. O’Brien Navigator

Cap. Leo K. Wede Bombardier

1stLt. Cornel F. Stelmach Flight Engineer

S/Sgt. Erik J. Brundage Top Turret Gunner

T/Sgt. William W. Alspaugh Radio Operator

T/Sgt. William A. Beckham Turret Gunner

S/Sgt. Jonas P. Meehan Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt. Granville Adams Right Waist Gunner

T/Sgt. Robert B. Heffernan Tail Gunner

1st Lt. Robert C. Geyer Radar Observer/Fire Control

Some of the crew bailed out ,but drowned in the sea.

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

Wall of the missing.

He has a Memorialgrave at Weston Cemetery, Poquoson, Poquoson City,
Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to  http://www.486th.orgh.org

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/

792nd Bomber Squadron
468th Bomber Group
B-17
His rank Staff Sergeant