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First Name: Firman

Last Name: Adams

Birthplace: TN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Marshall, TX
Middle Name: S.

Date of Birth: 17 August 1901

Date of Death: 23 June 1988

Rank: Warrant Officer 1

Years Served:
Firman Scott Adams

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Firman Scott Adams

Warrant Officer, U. S. Army Air Forces

Silver Star

Headquarters, Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area, General Orders No. 20 (1942)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Master Sergeant Firman S. Adams, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving as Line Chief of B-25 Bombers of the 3d Bombardment Group (H), FAR EAST Air Force, engaged in bombing missions during the period 10 through 14 April 1942, in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Philippine islands.
He was part of a force that participated in a daring four-day mission under the overall command of Brigadier General Ralph Royce, who led a flight of seven B-25Cs and three B-17s from Australia to a staging field at Del Monte on Mindanao in the Philippine Islands. Over the following two days the B-25's and B-17's attacked the many ships and the docks at Cebu, the air and harbor facilities at Davao, and Nichols Field on Luzon. The B-25 Mitchell's were involved in over twenty sorties. They sank one Jap transport and possibly two others. They also shot down three Japanese aircraft. All but one of the aircraft returned to Australia without the loss of a single flyer, and they brought out a number of important military and diplomatic personnel who had gathered at Del Monte to await evacuation.
His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army Air Forces.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318275   Created by: drjones46




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