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Fletcher Eugene Adams
Birth: Aug. 2, 1921
Ida
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 30, 1944

Military Figure. Capt. Fletcher E. Adams, USAAF, a pilot with the 357th Fighter Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, was the leading ace in that unit, with nine confirmed kills. On May 30, 1944, he was shot down near Bernburg, Germany, by an Me-109. He was flying an early model P-51B, tail number 43-12468, named "Southern Belle." He managed to bail out of his crippled fighter but after touching ground, he was murdered by German civilians. He and his unit are the subject of the book "Bleeding Sky" by Joey Maddox. A notable alumnus of the same group is retired Brig. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, the first man to break the speed of sound in level flight. Fletcher Adams' remains were returned to his hometown in the summer of 1949 and he now rests in the family plot with his mother and father. (bio by: John Andrew Prime) 
 
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 Parents:
  Noel Loyd Adams (1897 - 1961)
  Blanche Shaw Adams (1900 - 1963)
 
Burial:
Bethsaida Cemetery
Ida
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Apr 29, 2010
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Fletcher Eugene Adams
Added by: John Andrew Prime
 
Fletcher Eugene Adams
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Fletcher Eugene Adams
Added by: John Andrew Prime
 
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