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Adair, William Edward

Seaman First Class William Edward Adair.

USS Brownson (DD-518 Destroyer), United States Navy.


William was born on Dec. 1, 1925 in New York.


Father, James J. Adair.

Mother, Charlotte A. Adair.

Sister, Ruth Adair.

Brother, Robert J. Adair.


William entered the Service from New York with service number # 2246651.


William E. Adair was a Seaman 1st Class in the United States Navy.


William E. Adair was Killed in Action when the USS Brownson sunk after being hit by bombs from a Japanese Dive Bomber at Cape Gloucester on Dec. 26, 1943, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


And he is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Brownson_(DD-518)

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com



USS Brownson (DD-518) Destroyer
Casualty List
William E. Adair and Girlfriend
His rank Seaman First Class