Adams, Donald Edwin, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1952, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
Service Years
1952 - 1952

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Milwaukee, WI

Casualty Date
Aug 14, 1952
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1952, Korean War Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Ribbon Bar

Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VF-74 BedevilersUSS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1952-1952, 131X, VF-74 Bedevilers
  1952-1952, 131X, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Hawaii Memorial
  Jul 20, 2007, Korean War Memorial1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Ensign Adams was the pilot of a F4U Corsair fighter with Fighter Squadron 74, aboard the aircraft carrier BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA-31).

On August 14, 1952, while on a strike mission in North Korea, his aircraft made a dive from 8,000 feet toward the target but failed to pull out of the dive, crashed and exploded. His remains were not recovered.

Ensign Adams was awarded the Air Medal with Gold Star, the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

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