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Thomas H Adams

Military

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. 4.5 air victories and 1 ground victory credited. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Service

Units served with

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 364th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 44-64099 'Arkansas Traveller'


    Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt Thomas H Adams, whose 4.5 air victories and 1 ground victory were claimed in this A/C.

Associated Place

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in El Dorado, AR 71730, USA 1940
Assigned Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 31 July 1944 – 19 October 1945

Assigned to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Leiston, Leiston, Suffolk IP16, UK 7 January 1945

Promoted to Captain.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK June 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 11:33:34 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=adams

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Group History / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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