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Adams Donovan Glen

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,

Illinois, USA.


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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

394th Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
Guiuan Airfield(Samar) Philippines
Donovan Glen Adams
His rank Staff Sergeant