Name and Rank, Staff Sergeant Donavan Glenn Adams.
Unit/Placed in, 394th Bomber Squadron. 5th Bomber Group (Heavy).
James was born approx. on Jan. 22, 1925 in Illinois .
Father, Nathan B. Reed (1965).
Mother, Bessie J. (Boyd) Reed ( 1969).
Sisters, Winnie L. Reed (1935).
Brother, Raymond C. Reed (2000).
Donavan entered the service from Illinois with service number # 36778229.
Donavan G. Adams was a Waist Gunner in the 394th Bomber Squadron.
Donovan‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
1st Lt. Benjamin Smith Pilot
2nd Lt. Nathan Hann Co pilot
2nd Lt. John M. Gianoreco Navigator
TSgt. Carl H. Calloway Bombadier
SSgt. Harley Griss Engineer
TSgt. Manuel Diaz Radio Operator
SSgt. Donovan C. Adams Gunner
SSgt. Zane R. Berry Top Turret Gunner
SSgt. William Dunn Tail Gunner
Donavan was Killed in Action when his plane collided on the way back, on April 30, 1945, and he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Donovan is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,
National Capital Region, Philippines.
He has a Memorialgrave at Edgewood Cemetery. Edgewood, Effingham County,
Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/5th_Bombardment_Group.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com