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SSGT John Edward Adams

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SSGT John Edward Adams

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 19 Aug 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Memorial ID 56362054 View Source
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Delivered Cheyenne 5 JUN 43; Rapid City 18 JUN 43; Geiger 22 JUN 43; Gr Isle 28 JUN 43; Dow Field 21 JUL43; Assigned 20th Bomb Squadron/2nd Bomb Group Massicault 24 JUL43; Missing in Action {3m} Foggia 19 AUG 43 with Dick Rozzelle, Navigator: Alex Mayberry, Bombardier: Carmel Parsons, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Seb Hernandez, Radio Operator: Earl Bjorkland, Ball turret gunner: Bill Groot, Waist gunner: John Adams, Waist gunner: Bob Woods, Tail gunner: Art Panini (9 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Kingsbury (Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft hit #3, crashed sea; five chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 458. BIG JEFF

U.S., Headstone and Interment Records for U.S., Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949
Name: John E Adams
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Residence Place: Massachusetts
Type of Medal: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Service Number: 31159087
Military Unit: 20th Bomber Squadron, 2nd Bomber Group, Heavy
Military Branch: U.S. Army Air Forces
War: World War II
Death Date: 19 Aug 1943
Cemetery Section: Tablets of the Missing
Cemetery: Florence American Cemetery
Burial Place: Via Cassia, Italy

U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: John E Adam
Race: White
Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single)
Rank: Private
Birth Year: 1921
Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts
Citizenship: Citizen
Residence: Essex, Massachusetts
Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Nursery operators and flower growers
Enlistment Date: 7 Aug 1942
Enlistment Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Service Number: 31159087
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Height: 65
Weight: 157

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Massachusetts.

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56362054
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56362054/john-edward-adams : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT John Edward Adams (13 Apr 1921–19 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56362054, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .