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Jesse Oran Adkins


Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...


Event Location Date
Born Kiowa County, OK, USA 9 March 1923

Son of Oran Cornelious and Jessie Isabelle [Bradley] Adkins.

Lived in Mountain View, OK 73062, USA 1940
Enlisted Salina, KS, USA 12 June 1942

Smoky Hill AAF,

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25, UK April 1944 – November 1944

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25, UK August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Promotion Bottisham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB25, UK 10 November 1944

Promoted to 1st Captain.

Crashed Langley AFB, Hampton, VA, USA 19 December 1950

Taxiing Accident Langley AFB VA Cat 1 damage, 19-Dec-50.

B-26B 44-34604 - 4400CCTS 363TRG.

Crashed Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan 6 April 1951

Landing Accident due to Weather Iwakuni AB Japan Cat 2 damage, 6-Apr-51.

510406 B-26C 43-4487 127PS ferry 5

Died Kingston, OK 73439, USA 27 January 1986
Buried Kiowa County, OK, USA February 1986

Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View
Kiowa County
Oklahoma, USA.


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 13:42:48 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2016 13:40:22 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:14 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list