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SSgt Charles A. Adams
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Birth: 1922
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 14, 1943, Germany

Charles A. Adams, the son of Charles and Margaret Adams of Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was born in 1922. He was a resident of Cheltenham per the 1930 United States census records for the state of Pennsylvania. By the 1940 census his father is deceased as his mother is listed as a widow.

Enlisting at Philadelphia in the United States Army Air Corps "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law" on September 1, 1942, he is listed as 5'9" and weighing 149 lbs. He is noted as having completed one year of high school, single and without dependents. He was a member of the 367th Bomber Squadron 306th Bomber Group, and killed in action on October 14, 1943.

SSG Adams, service number 13113209, a member of the Catholic faith, was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart medal and is buried at Plot D Row 1 Grave 57 at the Ardennes American Cemetery at Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), near Liège, Belgium.

See Pilot White's memorial: "… 1LT Douglas Hayden White, was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 367th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group at Thurleigh. He was shot down and killed October 14, 1943, on the 2nd Schweinfurt raid, his 24th mission. His plane was #42-37720 which, according to news clippings at the time, was named the "Jackie Ellen". It was one of the first planes to go down on the mission. All were lost except the radio operator, TSgt Joseph C. Bocelli. The other crewmembers were: 1Lt Emil O. Rasmussen, Jr. (Co-pilot) 1Lt Carl A. Alexander (Navigator) TSgt Gus Riecke (Top turret) SSgt Charles A. Adams (Right Waist) SSgt William R. Earnest (Left Waist) SSgt Francis W. Pulliam (Ball Turret) SSgt Walter D. Sherrill (Tail Gunner) SSgt George Toney, Jr. (Bombardier) …"

RAF Thurleigh was a Royal Air Force station located five miles north of Bedford, England. Thurleigh was transferred to the U.S. Eighth Air Force on 9 December 1942, designated Station 111, and used for heavy bomber operations against Nazi Germany.

Sources: US Census records, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1930; 1940; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945; World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.

Links to other crew members of the Jackie Ellen:

1LT Douglas Hayden White Pilot.
1LT Emil O. Rasmussen, Jr., Co-Pilot.
1LT Carl A. Alexander Navigator.
SSgt George Toney, Jr., Bombardier.
TSgt. Joseph C. Bocelli, Radio Operator, POW.
TSgt Gus Riecke Top Turret Gunner.
SSgt Charles A. Adams Right Waist Gunner.
SSgt William R. Earnest Left Waist Gunner.
SSgt Francis W. Pulliam Ball Turret Gunner.
SSgt Walter D. Sherrill Tail Gunner. 
Note: Entered the service from Pennsylvania.
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: Plot D Row 1 Grave 57
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56356812
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