Adams, Donald Edwin, ENS

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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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  1952-1952, 131X, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)


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USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) Unit Page


131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot

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 USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) Details

USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)
Hull number CV-31

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
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19 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31)

Evans, Halbert Knapp, CDR, (1939-1952) OFF 131X Commander
McKenzie, Robert Palmer, RADM, (1941-1982) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bailey, William Coulter, CDR, (1944-1969) OFF 6302 Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kronberger, Robert Samuel, LCDR, (1935-1970) BT BT-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Locke, William, CDR, (1948-1982) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Onstad, James T., PO1, (1944-1953) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stephenson, Robert l., PO2, (1943-1953) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Frieze, Harry, PO3, (1950-1955) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jordan, Carl, PO3, (1948-1952) PR PR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tobin, Billy, MCPO, (1949-1981) AO 8286 Petty Officer Third Class
Yarling, Stephen, SN, (1951-1953) SK SK-0000 Seaman
Johnson, Paul, AN, (1950-1954) AB AB-0000 Airman
Witwer, Carl, PO3, (1950-1954) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Eaton, Ronald Dow, ENS, (1947-1952) Ensign
Netzer, Roland, PO2, (1948-1952) PH Petty Officer Second Class
Howell, John David, CAPT, (1940-1965) Lieutenant Commander
Cummings, Edward Patrick, LT, (1946-1952) Lieutenant
Tooker, Marck Loos, PO1, (1948-1952) Petty Officer First Class
Fitzsimon, Jim, PO3, (1950-1954) Petty Officer Third Class

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