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Maj Robert H Adams

Maj Robert H Adams

Death 16 Aug 1945 (aged 28–29)
Burial Riga, Monroe County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 24271260 · View Source
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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




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 30 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24271260
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Robert H Adams (1916–16 Aug 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24271260, citing Riga Cemetery, Riga, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .