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John Adams, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1923
Death: Dec. 12, 1944
Purcell
McClain County
Oklahoma, USA

S-Sgt. John Adams, Jr., son of Mr. & Mrs. John Adams, Trousdale, was killed Tuesday in a car accident near Purcell. Sgt. Adams graduated from Trousdale High School in 1942 and then went to work in Washington D. C. to work with the federal bureau of investigation until he joined the army air force in April 1943. He had been overseas for several months, serving as a gunner on a B-24 with the 15th air force in Italy. He completed 50 missions before he was given a furlough to come back to the United States. While in Europe, Sergeant Adams won the Air medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Good conduct medal and two bronze stars.

AMM 1/c James D. Blanton and S Sgt. John Adams, Jr. were victims of an automobile accident when their auto in which they were riding overturned. James Blanton, aged 23, died a Norman hospital late Tuesday and Adams died Wednesday in a Purcell hospital. They were returning to Trousdale in a borrowed car when a tire apparently blew out and caused the car to overturn.
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Buried near John Q. Adams & wife Katherine Horttor 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Q Adams (1898 - 1975)
  Katherine Hortior Adams (1903 - 1985)
 
 Sibling:
  John Adams (1923 - 1944)
  Pauline A Adams Hackett (1933 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Okla, Staff Sgt, 746 AAF Bomb Sq
 
Burial:
Wanette Cemetery
Wanette
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Mindy
Record added: Oct 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12077314
John Adams, Jr
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John Adams, Jr
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 Added: Oct. 13, 2008
 
 
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