Adams, Burton John, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, GM-0000, USS Sigsbee (DD-502)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate
Seaman First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Vanderbilt, MI
Last Address
1406 E Emerick St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 14, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Vanderbilt Cemetery - Vanderbilt, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Cleveland (CL-55)US Navy
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Cleveland (CL-55)
  1943-1945, GM-0000, USS Sigsbee (DD-502)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Apr 01, 1944, Promoted to GM3
  Sep 01, 1944, Demoted to S1c
  Apr 10, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Sigsbee (DD-502) then joined the radar picket ships off Okinawa and remained there until 14 April. On that date, the destroyer was struck aft of her number five gun by a kamikaze suicide plane. The port engine was knocked out of commission, the starboard engine could only be run at five knots, steering control was lost, and the ship began to take on water. Commander Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon in command of Sigsbee continued to fight his ship and direct anti-aircraft fire, while at the same time directing damage control parties that saved his ship. Twenty-three sailors were killed in the attack.

S1c Adams was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6226197

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
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