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Adams, Rupert W.

Rank/Name,  Master Sergeant Rupert W. Adams.

Unit/placed in,  321th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group (Heavy).

 

Rupert was born  in 1914 in Alabama.

 

Father, John W. Adams.

 

Rupert entered  the service from Richmond, Virginia in  1941 with service number # 13034565.

Rupert W. Adams rank/duty was a Master Sergeant/Passenger in the 321th Bomber Squadron.

 

Rupert’s crew members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were;

 

2ndLt. Joseph M. Casale Pilot

2ndLt. Richard T. Dodson Co Pilot

2ndLt. Jason V. George Jr. Navigator

2ndLt. Valentine B. Kane Jr. Bombardier

T/Sgt. Oscar R. Jordan Engineer

S/Sgt. Edward S. Memding Nose Turret Gunner

T/Sgt. Raymond L. St. Joer Radio Operator

S/Sgt. Jack W. Baton Right Waist Gunner

S/Sgt. Alfred A. Podesta Left Waist Gunner

S/Sgt. Harry M. Mason Top Turret Gunner

M/Sgt. Rupert W. Adams Passenger

 

Rupert was Killed in Action on the mission when they were attacked by a Enemy Fighter, on Aug. 17, 1943, and he is honored with the Purple Heart,  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.pacificwrecks.com/airfields/png/5-mile/maps/map-wards.html#axzz4FWb6xlqp 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/

321th Bomber Squadron
90th Bomber Group (Heavy)
B-24 Librator
Ward 5 Drome, New Guinea
His rank Master Sergeant