Donald Earl Adams

Military

Object Number - UPL 22409 - 1st Lt (Later Major) Donald Earl Adams 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x missions. Credited with 2 destroyed and 2 damaged (ground).

Post war: Returned to the US after duty in Occupation Forces Jun-47. Remained in USAF flying both F-80 Shooting Stars and F-86E Sabre jets. Deployed to Korea in F-86E Sabre jets with the 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Group, credited with 6.5 MIG jet kills and 3.5 damaged. Killed whilst flying an F-89C Scorpion near Detroit Airport at an airshow 30-Aug-52.

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Units served with

 A P-51 Mustang (MX-A, serial number 44-13464), flown by Major Sam Brown of the 31st Fighter Group, 15th Air Force.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Sweet Mary
  • Unit: 361st Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron 376th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Caton, NY 14830, USA 23 February 1921

Enlisted

Rochester, NY, USA 10 October 1942

Based

Wormingford 22 March 1945 Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Crashed

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI 48242, USA 30 August 1952 Crashed due to Structural Failure Detroit Major Airport, Wayne, MI Cat 4 damage F-89C 51-5781 - 27FISq 4711DefWg

Buried

Charter Twp of Clinton, MI, USA Clinton Grove Cemetery Clinton Township Macomb County Michigan, USA.

Other

Korean service

South Korea Deployed to Korea. Flying F-86 Sabres credited with 6.5 MIG jet kills and 3.5 damaged.
Mt Clemens, MI, USA

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