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

Died

Crashed

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Detroit, MI 48242, USA 1952-08-30 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.

Born

Caton, NY 14830, USA 1921-02-23

Enlisted

Rochester, NY, USA 1942-10-10

Based

Wormingford 1945-03-22 Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

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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