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Charles James Adams


He registered for the WW II draft on 29 January 1942; he was listed as living in Niles, Michigan and was employed the New York Central Railroad. He was 6' tall; weighed 160 pounds; had black hair, brown eyes and a 'ruddy' complexion.
On 28 December 1942 he entered the service from Kalamazoo, Michigan as a private. He had four years of high school education, was Married and his civilian occupation was listed as: "Semiskilled brakemen, railroad".
We have Private First Class Adams listed on the 437th TCG Special Order #6, dated 10 May 1943 as being assigned from the William Beaumont General Hospital, El Paso, Texas, to the 84th TCS. On 01 June 1943, he was promoted to Corporal.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 84th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...


Event Location Date
Born 15 January 1922
Died 13 May 1994


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2022 13:42:02 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

Draft Registration
437th TCG Orders