Adams, Jack Sylvester

    Date of birth:
    May 11th, 1917
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Flew with Squadrons 29, 303, 151, 256, 226

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 29 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    September 24th, 1940
    Action:
    Citation:
    "In August, 1940, whilst engaged on a night patrol, Flight Lieutenant Adams sighted an enemy aircraft about a mile ahead. He chased it for fifty minutes and, although out of radio telephony communication with his base for most of the time, he eventually contacted the enemy off the South Coast. He attacked the enemy aircraft over the sea and, it is believed, destroyed it. He returned to his base and landed with both petrol gauges reading nil.
    Flight Lieutenant Adams has been continuously employed on night flying duties since the commencement of hostilities and has displayed conspicuous devotion to duty throughout."
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Wing Commander
    Unit:
    No. 226 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    August 29th, 1944
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Details:
    Second DFC awarded as a bar.
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1958
    Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)

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