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TSGT Uhland S. Adair

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TSGT Uhland S. Adair

  • Birth 2 Aug 1922 Alabama, USA
  • Death 1 Dec 1943 Papua New Guinea
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Section 81, Site 311-313
  • Memorial ID 14545124

AIR CREW BURIED 27 YEARS AFTER BOMBER'S CRASH

St. Lous, MO (UPI)--Nine crew members found in the wreckage of an airplane in the jungles of New Guinea have been buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 27 years after they were reported missing.

The airmen were aboard a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II when it was reported missing Dec. 1, 1943, while heading back from a bombing mission against the Japanese.

A New Guinea school teacher found the airplane wreckage in heavy jungle last year near the site of two abandoned Japanese airfields. A U.S. military search team went to the area and recovered 10 bodies.

Staff Sgt. Thomas D. McNamara of St. Louis was buried in Calvary Cemetery here May 22. The other nine men wre buried with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Tuesday.

About 100 persons, most of them relatives, attended the ceremonies.

The site was selected because of its central location, military spoksmen said. A single monument will be erected at the graves.

Among those buried at the national cemetery wre T. Sgt. Uhland S. Adair, Bethesda, Md. and S. Sgt Raymond M. Phillips, Brackenridge, Pa.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA edition of Thursday, June 10, 1971, Page 24.

Gravesite Details T/Sgt, U.S. Army Air Forces World War II

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  • Created by: Teresa L. Watson
  • Added: 8 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14545124
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Uhland S. Adair (2 Aug 1922–1 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14545124, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Teresa L. Watson (contributor 46577310) .