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Louis Wink Adams Jr

Military

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 7 victories, Bf109[3], Me410[1], D018[1], Ar196[1], Fw190[1]. End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM (6 OLC), DFC (OLC), Silver Star, WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13838

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-14063

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-14378 MURPH

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-13655

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Louis W Adams. Salvaged, non battle damage 2-Aug-44.

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kingsville, TX 78363, USA 10 June 1922
Lived in Kingsville, Texas 1940
Assigned King's Cliffe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 26 March 1944 – 2 November 1944

Assigned to 77FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion King's Cliffe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 21 June 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Baled out King's Cliffe, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8, UK 18 October 1944

Baled Out due to Fire White House Farm Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt. Louis W. Adams Jr, 18-Oct-44.

P-51D 44-13838 - 77FS 20FG 8AF

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 2 November 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Buried Kingsville, TX 78363, USA 1974

Resthaven Memorial Park
Kingsville
Kleberg County
Texas, USA.

Died Kingsville, TX 78363, USA 22 January 1974

Died following a heart attack.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 16:07:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2016 17:28:55 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=adams
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Adams%2C+Louis+W&...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Adams&GSfn=Louis&G...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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