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Clarence J. Adams
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force
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Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Clarence J. "C.J." Adams, 89, of Rockville,Maryland, died on Monday July 25, 2005. He was the beloved   husband for 63 years of Sarah P. Adams; loving father of Clarence J. Adams II of Houston, Texas, Paul P. Adams of Alexandria, Virginia, A. Lee Adams (wife, Mary) of Bethesda, Maryland and John A. Adams (wife, Sue) of Rockville, Maryland; loving brother of the late Aubrey Paul Adams, Jr.; devoted grandfather of Julie, Jennifer, Christopher, Mark, Wesley and Drew. Also survived by other loving  relatives and friends.

Services with full  military honors will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Friday, October 7, 2005 at 9 AM, with interment to follow at Arlington national Cemetery. Everyone attending please meet at Ft. Myer Chapel at 8:30 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850.


Major C. J. Adams, squadron officer in the 490th bomb group a B-17 Flying Fortress unit of the Eight Air Force, received the Distinguished Flying Cross while serving as lead pilot on heavy bombardment attacks against targets in
France and Germany. Brest, France and Berlin, Germany were two of his most successful misions. 

The citation read "Major Adams demonstrated outstanding airmanship while commanding his formations in successful attacks againstBrest, France and Berlin, Germany, despite the dangers of adverse weather on one mission and heavy anti-aircraft fire on each occasion."

He has flown twenty nine combat missions. Among them have been several attacks on chemical plants at Ludwigshaven, Marshalling Yards at Hamburg and Oil refineries at Misburg. Besides the Distinguished Flying Cross, Major Adams
  holds the air medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.


Adams, Clarence J. - Major

Major C. J. Adams awarded Second Oak Leaf Cluster

An Eighth air force bomber station, England - Major Clarence J. Adams, 29, of Port Neches and Corsicana, Texas has been awarded the Second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal Equivalent to the third award of the medal, for "courage,
coolness and skill" displayed on bombing attacks over Germany. The flyer is a command pilot and squadron commander
in the Eighth Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress group commanded by Colonel Frank P. Bostrom of Bangor Maine.

Major Adams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Adams of 109 Marion St., Port Neches, and his wife Sarah C. Adams lives at 502 West Fourth Avenue, Corsicana. Prior to entering the Army Air Forces in January, 1942, he was the owner of Lacks Auto Supply Co. in Port Neches. The pilot is a graduate of Baylor University and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Gamma Mu fraternities.


DFC RECEIVED BY MAJOR C. J. ADAMS, FORTRESS PILOT

An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England - The Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded to Major Clarence J. Aams, 29, of Port Neches and Corsicana, Texas., squadron officer in the 490th bomb group a B-17 Flying Fortress unit of the Eighth Air Force, commanded by Colonel Frank P. Bostrom of Bangor, Maine.

Major Adams received the award while serving as lead pilot on heavy bombardment attacks against targets in France and Germany.  Brest, France and Berlin, Germany were two of his most successful missions.The citation read:

"Major Adams demonstrated outstanding airmanship while commanding his formations in successful attacks against Brest,France and Berlin, Germany despite the dangers of adverse weather on one mission and heavy anti-aircraft fire on each occasion."

The airman has flown over twenty combat missions.  Among them have been several attacks on chemical plants at Ludwigshaven, Marshalling Yards at Hamburg and oil refineries at Misburg.

Besides the Distinguished Flying Cross, Major Adams holds the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.  He is the son of Mr.and Mrs. A. P. Adams of 109 Marion street.  Port Neches, and his wife, Sarah, lives at 502 West Fourth Avenue Corsicana.

Prior to entering the Army Air Forces in January 1942, he owned the Lacks Auto Supply Store in Port Neches. The 490th Bomb group is a unit of the Third Bombardment Division, the Division cited by the President for its historic
         England Africa shuttle bombing of Messerscmitt aircraft plants at Regensburg, Germany.


Posted: 20 November 2005
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