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Adams, Charles B.

Date of death:
June 5th, 1945
Buried on:
American Cemetery and Memorial Manila
Nationality:
American

Biography

Servicenumber 0-389510, Air Corps, United States Army.

Major Charles B. Adams was missing in action since June 5th, 1945. He was added to Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
3rd Squadron, 3rd Air Commando Group, Far East Air Forces
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1945
Details:
General Orders No. 891, 24 May 1945.
Air Medal (AM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
3rd Squadron, 3rd Air Commando Group, Far East Air Forces (3rd Squadron, 3rd Air Commando Group, Far East Air Forces)
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1945
Action:
Citation:
"For meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight along the western coast of Formosa on 7 February 1945. Major Adams led a section of 6 P-51 aircraft which flew as cover for B-25's on a low-level strike against shipping along the western coast of Formosa. While the bombers were strafing and bombing a freighter, Major Adams sighted a small enemy submarine surfaced approximately 300 yards from shore. He led his flight on a straifng run over the vessel and scored hits aft and around the conning tower. Coming in for a second pass, he and his pilots scored additional hits on the submarine and it rolled over and sank. The courage and devotion to duty displayed by Major Adams during this flight reflect great credit on the United States Army Air Forces."
Details:
Awarded posthumously.
Third Air Medal awarded in the form of a second bronze oak leaf cluster to be placed on the ribbon of the frist Air Medal.
Air Medal (AM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Second Air Medal received in the form of a bronze oak leaf cluster to be worn on the ribbon of the first Air Medal.
Air Medal (AM)

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