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Leean James Adkins

Military

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born East Lynn, WV 17 January 1923

Son of Herbert and Lucille [Linville] Adkins.

Enlisted 13 August 1941
Based Mendlesham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 21 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 1 November 1945

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died 21 March 1957
Buried White Chapel Memorial Gardens Barboursville, Cabell County, WV 24 March 1957

White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Barboursville,
Cabell County, WV

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2019 17:23:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/615768726
https://www.fold3.com/record/84162314-leean-j-adkins
https://www.fold3.com/image/319398908?terms=j,leean,adkins
https://www.fold3.com/image/608741334?terms=j,leean,adkins
http://valortovictory.tripod.com/CrewChiefs.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17863309/leean-j_-adkins

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