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Corp Claude Swanson Adams, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1919
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1944

11th Combat Cargo squadron, 3rd Combat Cargo Group.
Member of the O'Reilly Crew:

Lt. Leland Stanford O'Reilly, Jr. Pilot.
Howard P. Leahy.
Millard F. Hatfield.
Cpl. Claude S. Adams, Jr., Radio Operator.
Paul A. Scheetz.
Jack C. Stephens.

Soldier's Body Is Idenified; To Be Returned

The body of Corporal Claude S. Adams, Jr., who was killed in a plane crash in Burma during World War II, finally has been identified and is to be returned to Danville for re-burial. The father, C. S. Adams, has been notified of the final identification - a task which required painstaking efforts by the Army over a period of many months. The remains now are in a mausoleum at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Corporal Adams lost his life when the C-54 on which he was a radio operator failed to return from a mission over Burma on September 1, 1944. The wreckage was not found until the end of the war, at which time the fliers' remains were interred in the American military cemetery at Barrackport, India. The cemetery was abandoned in 1948 and all remains of the soldiers disinterred. The news came as a surprise to Corporal Adams' family, who had been advised more than a year ago that positive identification could not be established. At that time it was said that the remains of the plane crew of which Adams was a member would be interred in a common grave. The letter received Saturday stated that the remains of Adams and his comrades had been "reprocessed through a general indentification laboratory in Hawaii." As a result, the remains of all members of the crew were positively identified. (The Danville Bee, Danville, VA, Monday, September 19, 1949, p. 7, Col. 6-8)

Re-Burial Is Held For Corp. Adams

Re-burial services for Corporal Claude S. Adams, Jr., were conducted from the Townes Chapel yesterday afternoon and military rites were held at the graveside in Green Hill Cemetery, conducted by members of the Central Burial Committee. Pallbearers were: Bill Carter, Charlie Alverson, Earnest Dodson, Skidmore Talbott, Flinton Callahan, Claude T, McCubbins, Willie Bousman and Sam Luther. (The Danville Bee, Danville, VA, Saturday, January 14, 1950, p. 14, Col. 2) 
Family links: 
  Claude Swanson Adams (1892 - 1959)
  Maud Fergurson Adams (1895 - 1933)
  Claude Swanson Adams (1919 - 1944)
  Dorothy E Adams (1923 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
11TH C.C. SQDN. A.T.C.
BORN AUG. 26, 1919
SEPT. 1, 1944
Note: Link to parents provided by: Darrell Landrum (#47662604)
Green Hill Cemetery
Danville City
Virginia, USA
Created by: mokennehan
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94977092
Corp Claude Swanson Adams, Jr
Added by: Darrell Landrum
Corp Claude Swanson Adams, Jr
Added by: Darrell Landrum
Corp Claude Swanson Adams, Jr
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Pittsylvania County, Virginia...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Mar. 22, 2017

- mokennehan
 Added: Jun. 9, 2013

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