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Clarence J Adams
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1911
Death: Nov. 6, 1986


An Eighth Army Air Force bomber station, England - Major Clarence J. Adams, 29, of Port Neches and Corsicana, Texas has been awarded the Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal Equivalent to the third award of the medal, for "courage, coolness and skill" displayed on bombing attacks over Germany. The flyer is a command pilot and squadron commander in the Eighth U.S. Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress group commanded by Colonel Frank P. Bostrom of Bangor Maine.

Major Adams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Adams of 109 Marion St., Port Neches, and his wife Sarah C. Adams lives at 502 West Fourth Avenue, Corsicana.

Prior to entering the U.S. Army Air Forces in January, 1942, he was the owner of Lacks Auto Supply Co. in Port Neches.

The pilot is a graduate of Baylor University and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Gamma Mu fraternities.

DFC RECEIVED BY MAJOR C. J. ADAMS, FORTRESS PILOT - An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England - Receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross is Major Clarence J. Adams, 29, of Port Neches and Corsicana, Texas., squadron officer in the 490th bomb group a B-17 Flying Fortress unit of the Eighth Air Force, commanded by Colonel Frank P. Bostrom of Bangor, Me.

Major Adams received the award while serving as lead pilot on heavy bombardment attacks against targets in France and Germany. Brest, France and Berlin, Germany were two of his most successful missions.

The citation read:
"Major Adams demonstrated outstanding airmanship while commanding his formations in successful attacks against Brest, France and Berlin, Germany despite the dangers of adverse weather on one mission and heavy anti-aircraft fire on each occasion."

The airman has flown over twenty combat missions. Among them have been several attacks on chemical plants at Ludwigshaven, Marshalling Yards at Hamburg and oil refineries at Misburg..

Besides the Distinguished Flying Cross, Major Adams holds the U.S. Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

The 490th Bomb group is a unit of the Third Bombardment Division, the Division cited by the President for its historic England Africa shuttle bombing of Messerscmitt aircraft plants at Regensburg, Germany.


Family links: 
  Mattie Lou Adams (1912 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship

Resthaven Memorial Park
Midland County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Oct 13, 2011
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U.S. Army Air Force World War II.
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