Jay Ross Adair

Jay Ross Adair

Birth
Kamas, Summit County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Apr 1944 (aged 22)
Romania
Burial Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Plot C_22_8
Memorial ID 30642248 · View Source
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Born in Kamas, Utah, on June 3, 1921, Jay spent the greater part of his life in Heber, where his father was stationed as a ranger for the Uintah national forest.

Jay was a graduate of Wasatch high school and attended Brigham Young University from 1939-40. After having been employed in mines of the Park City - Heber area, he enlisted on September 20, 1942 and had been in the service for several months when he married Viola Wardle of Duchesne, September 29, 1943.

He eventually ended up overseas as a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber.

In the Spring of 1944, having successfully completed 26 missions and been awarded an air medal, Sergeant Adair was reported missing in action over Ploesti oil fields in Romania. Months later he was listed as killed in action April 5.

His remains were found in a temporary grave and brought home to Heber 5 years later where a grave-side service was held and he was laid to rest in the family plot on April 25, 1951.

Copied from Memorial Hall at Brigham Young University


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  • Created by: Bonnie Huish
  • Added: 17 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30642248
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jay Ross Adair (3 Jun 1921–5 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30642248, citing Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Huish (contributor 46938507) .