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Maj Robert H Adams
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Birth: 1916
Death: Aug. 16, 1945, Germany

Robert served as a Major & Pilot on multiple B-26 missions, 453rd Bomber Squadron, 323rd Bomber Group, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Riga, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. He is noted as having a wife.

Robert was killed in the "Line Of Duty" while piloting a vintage Gotha German bomber which crashed at Ham Stettin, Germany during the war.

He had previously been awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross", Air Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-667904

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Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Major (Air Corps) Robert H. Adams, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a B-26 Medium Bomber in the 453d Bombardment Squadron, 323d Bombardment Group (M), NINTH Air Force, while participating in a bombing mission on 14 January 1945, against enemy ground targets in Europe. The personal courage and zealous devotion to duty displayed by Major Adams on this occasion have upheld the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 37 (1945)

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Major, 9th Air Force, US Army
Riga Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
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Maj Robert H Adams
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Maj Robert H Adams
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Major Robert H. Adams has Honoree Record 311514, with biography, at
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Oct. 9, 2016
Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Thank You.
- Honor WWII
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 12, 2013
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