|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1943, Germany|
Howard F. Adams, born in 1918, the son of Walter F. and Mary T. Adams of Rutland County Vermont was a graduate of West Point Military Academy with the class of 1942. He received his advanced training at the Advanced Flying School at Albany, Georgia from January 6 – March 6, 1942. He was assigned to the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group at Barksdale Field, Louisiana from March – July 1942; to Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma from July – September 1942 and to Cheddington, England – October 1942 until his death on February 26, 1943.
He was commissioned a First Lieutenant on June 29, 1942; Commissioned Captain on October 10, 1942 at Shipdham, England. His diary via the "Personal Legacy" pages recounts his training, and assignment at Shipdham.
Captain Adams, service number 23946, was killed on February 26, 1943. At the end of Captain Adams' Personal Legacy pages are the following notes: "While on a raid to Bremen, Germany Captain Adams and his crew along with two other planes ran into prop wash from the leading B-17s, were knocked out of formation where they were attached by German fighters." He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, and buried at Plot B Row 33 Grave 5 at the Ardennes American Cemetery at Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), near Liège, Belgium.
Sources: U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945; WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings; "Legacy Page" via http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/legacy.asp?perIdentification=23438.
Note: Entered the service from Vermont.
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Liège
Plot: Plot B Row 33 Grave 5
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56356814