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Charles W Adams

Military

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF, 59 missions, flew P-47D 'Frances' Favorite', Named for mother Frances Adams. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in North River, NY 12853, USA 1940
Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK March 1943 – May 1944

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK 1944

Promoted 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK May 1944

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2016 11:08:58 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 18:06:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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