Lieut Jesse Penn Adams

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Lieut Jesse Penn Adams

  • Birth 21 Feb 1924
  • Death 16 Nov 1943
  • Burial Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot old section; left, south side, toward bck; block 136, lot 1, E C Joiner -p p Adams plot
  • Memorial ID 84579427

Contributor Tim Cook (#46481904) kindly adds:

Second Lieutenant Adams served with
the 329th Fighter Group, 330th Fighter
Squadron at NAS San Diego.

He was killed piloting US Army Air
Corps P-38H Lightning #42-66754, in a
crash, 4 miles south of Camp Elliot,
in San Diego County, California.

Contributor C Bozeman (#46985035) notes the following:

Information from, "Some Gave All, Personal Stories of Sacrifice" by Carolyn E. Abell c. 2011 by Tift County
Genealogical Society, and published by Family Heritage
Publishers of Murray, Utah, page 5-7. Volume located in the Tifton Public Library.

"J. P. attended one year of college at ABAC before enlisting in the Army Air Corp on 27 May 1942 at Spence Field in Moultrie, GA. He was an aviation cadet at Kelley Field, Texas, and was also trained at Santa Ana, CA Army Air Base and completed his basic flying school in Class 43-G at Merced CA. He was transferred to Williams Field in Chandler, AZ for further training. He received his wings and became Lieutenant Adams, graduating fifth in his class and with honors. However, his parents received word that he crashed at North Island, California while piloting a P-38 fighter plane on November 16, 1943 . He had overseas orders but never made it there as he crashed while on coastal patrol here."

Many thanks to both contributors.


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  • Maintained by: Amatae
  • Originally Created by: C Bozeman
  • Added: 6 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84579427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Jesse Penn Adams (21 Feb 1924–16 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84579427, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Amatae (contributor 47291295) .