Name and Rank, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class James Wilbur Adams.
Unit/placed in, Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44) “Golden Pelicans”.
James was born approx. on Feb. 13, 1925 in Alameda County, California.
Mother, Henrietta (Ackerman) Adams .
Half-brother’s, William and Edward Learned.
Wife, Emma V. Adams.
James entered the service from Colorado with service number # 6186451.
James‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-5 were,
LtJg. Robert S. Whitman Jr. Pilot
Ensign Walter H. Mosley Co Pilot
Ensign Lee C. McCleary Navigator
Ensign Jack H. Camp Observer
Aom2. Philip L. Fulghum Radio Operator
Acrm. James W. Adams Engineer
Amm1. Virgil M. Marsh Gunner
Amm2. Clarence J. Norby Jr. Gunner
Rm3. William H. O’Farrell Gunner
Amm? John C. Weeks Gunner
James was Killed in Action when on the mission he was shot down at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
James is mentioned/buried at Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
Thanks to http://www.vp44goldenpelicans.com/VP-44%20Ford%20Island%20&%20Midway.htm
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