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Lieut Jesse Penn Adams
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1924
Death: Nov. 16, 1943

Contributor Tim Cook (#46481904) kindly adds:

Second Lieutenant Adams served with
the 329th Fighter Group, 330th Fighter
Squadron at NAS San Diego.

He was killed piloting US Army Air
Corps P-38H Lightning #42-66754, in a
crash, 4 miles south of Camp Elliot,
in San Diego County, California.

Contributor C Bozeman (#46985035) notes the following:

Information from, "Some Gave All, Personal Stories of Sacrifice" by Carolyn E. Abell c. 2011 by Tift County
Genealogical Society, and published by Family Heritage
Publishers of Murray, Utah, page 5-7. Volume located in the Tifton Public Library.

"J. P. attended one year of college at ABAC before enlisting in the Army Air Corp on 27 May 1942 at Spence Field in Moultrie, GA. He was an aviation cadet at Kelley Field, Texas, and was also trained at Santa Ana, CA Army Air Base and completed his basic flying school in Class 43-G at Merced CA. He was transferred to Williams Field in Chandler, AZ for further training. He received his wings and became Lieutenant Adams, graduating fifth in his class and with honors. However, his parents received word that he crashed at North Island, California while piloting a P-38 fighter plane on November 16, 1943 . He had overseas orders but never made it there as he crashed while on coastal patrol here."

Many thanks to both contributors. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick Polk Adams (1884 - 1962)
  Lillian Estelle Trimble Adams (1887 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Elwood Vernon Adams (1909 - 2000)*
  Mary Elizabeth Adams Dougherty (1917 - 2007)*
  Jesse Penn Adams (1924 - 1943)
  Charles Eugene Adams (1926 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Tifton
Tift County
Georgia, USA
Plot: old section; left, south side, toward bck; block 136, lot 1, E C Joiner -p p Adams plot
 
Maintained by: Amatae
Originally Created by: C Bozeman
Record added: Feb 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84579427
Lieut Jesse Penn Adams
Added by: C Bozeman
 
Lieut Jesse Penn Adams
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The brother-in-law of my 4th cousin 1x removed.Thank you for your service to our Country.
- Charlotte Ann Price
 Added: Jan. 11, 2014

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
 
 
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