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Harry R Adams


Assigned to 49FS, 14FG. Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died of Wounds (DOW) 26-Aug-42.

Awards: PH.



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    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
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Units served with

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 49th Fighter Squadron


  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...


Event Location Date
Born Gypsum, KS 67448, USA 14 October 1918

Son of James Raymond and Etta Louella [Hesher] Adams.

Lived in Jackson County, MO, USA 1941
Enlisted 1759 Lewis Rd, Monterey, CA 93944, USA 10 December 1941

Presidio Of Monterey California.

Crashed Coed Moel-Y-Gaer, Denbigh LL16, UK 23 August 1942

Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer 23-Aug-42.

Died Wrexham, UK 26 August 1942

Recovered from crashsite to Welsh hospital. Died of Wounds (DOW) 26-Aug-42.

Buried 27 August 1942

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery Independence, Jackson County, MO 1949

Woodlawn Cemetery
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri


Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 18:39:59 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

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15 August 2021 17:52:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

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12 August 2018 20:09:03 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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12 August 2018 18:21:05 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

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27 September 2014 18:12:27 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 27