James Donald Adams

media-47823.jpeg UPL 47823 A-20G-25-DO #43-9363 Code: 5C-L
1LT James D. Adams - Pilot
416th BG - 671st BS - 9th AF

Object Number - UPL 47823 - A-20G-25-DO #43-9363 Code: 5C-L 1LT James D. Adams - Pilot 416th BG - 671st BS - 9th AF


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Units served with

An A-26 Invader (F6-P, serial number 43-22330) nicknamed "For Pete's Sake" of the 416th Bomb Group prepares for take-off at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group . Written on slide casing: '416 BG Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Event Location Date Description


Newstead, New York 7 March 1918
Niagra Falls, New York 16 October 1940 510 6th Street


Buffalo, New York 12 March 1942


Minneapolis, Minnesota 6 June 2005 im graduated from Purdue University in 1942 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During World War II he was a member of the 416th Bomb Group and flew 65 combat missions in the European Theatre of Operations earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal (13 Oak Leaf Clusters). After the war, Jim returned to the Niagara area, and was married to Betty (Terryberry) for eighteen years. He obtained his professional engineering license in 1948 and was employed at Hooker Co. (1946-1947), Moore Business Forms, Inc. (1947-1949) and Oldbury Electro-Chemical Co. (1949-1954). In 1954 he went into business with his father and together they built many residences in the Lewiston/Niagara Falls area. In 1961 Jim started working for the Niagara Falls Board of Education as Director for School Planning, Operations and Maintenance where he remained until he retired. Jim was also active in the Lewiston Kiwanis Club during the years when the "Peach Festival" was started in Lewiston and he was a member of the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown, NY. Jim remarried in 1964 to Muriel (Gauthier). They retired to Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC in 1986 where they resided until her death in 2003.


Lewiston, New York 9 June 2005 Riverdale Cemetery Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA

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