Adams, Donald Edwin, ENS

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

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

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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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VF-74 BedevilersUSS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
  1952-1952, 131X, VF-74 Bedevilers
  1952-1952, 131X, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Hawaii Memorial
  Jul 20, 2007, Korean War Memorial
  Aug 14, 2018, General Photos1
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