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Sgt Franklin W Adams, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1924
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1944, Germany

Son of Franklin W Adams, Sr. and Olive Osborne.

Franklin served as a Staff Sergeant & Waist Gunner on B-17G #43-38445, 325th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 15, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building transportation equipment and also as Single, without dependents.

Franklin was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and was then involved in a mid-air collision with another plane and crashed near Neuhof, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 35658138

At the families request, his state of birth was added to his headstone (West Virginia) instead of his state of residence (Maryland).


Airmen who perished on B-17G #43-38445:

Adams, Franklin W, Jr ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, Maryland
Garrison, Howard C ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Pennsylvania
Granata, Rudolph J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, New York
LaPlante, Kenneth D ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, New Hampshire
Mohr, Leonard F ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Wisconsin
Nielsen, Niels R ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, South Dakota
Raber, Harry W ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Pennsylvania
Saylor, Clyde H, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, Virginia

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G #43-38445:

Stretton, William C ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Note: Entered the service from Maryland
Sunset Memorial Park
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Apr 08, 2013
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Sgt Franklin W Adams, Jr
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 Added: Apr. 8, 2013

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