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PFC Kenneth Adamson

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PFC Kenneth Adamson Veteran

Birth
Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, USA
Death
17 Oct 1944 (aged 23)
Peleliu Island, Peleliu, Palau
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Plot
D Row 9 Grave 4
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Son of Dave Henry and Lueller Adamson who resided in Dayton, Wyoming.

Kenneth served as a Private First Class, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

Kenneth was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of Angaur, Palau Islands, Philippines during the war.
The 1st Battalion, 321st Infantry, started south from its previous positions behind the 2d Battalion at 0700 on the 17th. Resistance during the morning was limited to scattered rifle fire, but the terrain proved almost impassable and by noon the leading elements had gained little more than 100 yards. During the early afternoon, after moving about 50 yards farther south, Company A was stopped by fire from a pillbox and near-by cave positions located on the second of seven more or less parallel but extremely broken ridges which lay between Hill 140 and West Road. Company B was now committed on the first ridge (to A's left) in an attempt to provide fire support for A's attack. But as it moved forward, Company B's rear and flanks were exposed to fire from enemy rifles and heavier weapons on Five Brothers Ridge. Further progress in the 1st Battalion zone proved impossible, and late in the afternoon both companies withdrew about fifty yards to covered positions. The day's efforts had gained about 125 yards in a southerly direction. On the other hand, about 150 yards of new ground had been taken east to west in the broken terrain west of Hill 140.

The 2d Battalion's attack against Five Brothers was led by Company E, but again no advance across the ravine from Hill 140 to Brother No. 1 could be made. When this assault stalled, other elements of the 2d Battalion, supported by 710th Tank Battalion armor, entered Mortimer Valley through a draw between Walt and Boyd Ridges in an effort to reduce Brothers Nos. 1 and 2 by attack from the east. Delays incident to bulldozing a tank road through the draw prevented significant progress from the new direction, but tanks and flame throwers, late in the afternoon, neutralized some caves along the western base of Walt Ridge and on the east side of Brother No. 1. It was estimated that these efforts accounted for about forty Japanese.

He resided in Sheridan County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37088660
Son of Dave Henry and Lueller Adamson who resided in Dayton, Wyoming.

Kenneth served as a Private First Class, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

Kenneth was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of Angaur, Palau Islands, Philippines during the war.
The 1st Battalion, 321st Infantry, started south from its previous positions behind the 2d Battalion at 0700 on the 17th. Resistance during the morning was limited to scattered rifle fire, but the terrain proved almost impassable and by noon the leading elements had gained little more than 100 yards. During the early afternoon, after moving about 50 yards farther south, Company A was stopped by fire from a pillbox and near-by cave positions located on the second of seven more or less parallel but extremely broken ridges which lay between Hill 140 and West Road. Company B was now committed on the first ridge (to A's left) in an attempt to provide fire support for A's attack. But as it moved forward, Company B's rear and flanks were exposed to fire from enemy rifles and heavier weapons on Five Brothers Ridge. Further progress in the 1st Battalion zone proved impossible, and late in the afternoon both companies withdrew about fifty yards to covered positions. The day's efforts had gained about 125 yards in a southerly direction. On the other hand, about 150 yards of new ground had been taken east to west in the broken terrain west of Hill 140.

The 2d Battalion's attack against Five Brothers was led by Company E, but again no advance across the ravine from Hill 140 to Brother No. 1 could be made. When this assault stalled, other elements of the 2d Battalion, supported by 710th Tank Battalion armor, entered Mortimer Valley through a draw between Walt and Boyd Ridges in an effort to reduce Brothers Nos. 1 and 2 by attack from the east. Delays incident to bulldozing a tank road through the draw prevented significant progress from the new direction, but tanks and flame throwers, late in the afternoon, neutralized some caves along the western base of Walt Ridge and on the east side of Brother No. 1. It was estimated that these efforts accounted for about forty Japanese.

He resided in Sheridan County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37088660



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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
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  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56780815/kenneth-adamson: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Kenneth Adamson (2 Aug 1921–17 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56780815, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).