Flying Officer Edmund Arthur ADAMS

Service No: 411093
Born: Bellingen NSW, 26 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 March 1941
Unit: No. 450 Squadron
Died: Air Operations (No. 450 Squadron Kittyhawk aircraft T927), Padua Italy, 30 January 1945, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Padua War Cemetery, Italy
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur James Adams and Janet Hughina Priscilla Adams; husband of Beryl May Adams, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Grafton NSW
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Dorrigo Monument, Dorrigo NSW

On 30 January 1945, Kittyhawk T927 flown by Flying Officer Adams was one of a formation of 11 aircraft detailed to attack a railway bridge at North Padua, Italy. The aircraft bombed from north to south from 19,000 feet to 1,500 feet, and while in its bombing run T927 was seen to be hit with pieces flying off the aircraft. It burst into flames and continued to disintegrate until it crashed into the ground killing Flying Officer Adams.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/3/368
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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