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CPT Fletcher Eugene Adams

CPT Fletcher Eugene Adams

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Ida, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 30 May 1944 (aged 22)
Bernburg (Saale), Salzlandkreis, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Burial Ida, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 51768641 · View Source
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Military Figure. Capt. Fletcher E. Adams, USAAF, a pilot with the 357th Fighter Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, was the leading ace in that unit, with nine confirmed kills. On May 30, 1944, he was shot down near Bernburg, Germany, by an Me-109. He was flying an early model P-51B, tail number 43-12468, named "Southern Belle." He managed to bail out of his crippled fighter but after touching ground, he was murdered by German civilians. He and his unit are the subject of the book "Bleeding Sky" by Joey Maddox. A notable alumnus of the same group is retired Brig. Gen. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, the first man to break the speed of sound in level flight. Fletcher Adams' remains were returned to his hometown in the summer of 1949 and he now rests in the family plot with his mother, father and widow.

Bio by: John Andrew Prime


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  • Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 29 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51768641
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Fletcher Eugene Adams (2 Aug 1921–30 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51768641, citing Bethsaida Cemetery, Ida, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by John Andrew Prime (contributor 46621252) .