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Arthur James Adams

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Portrait, from the archives at Christchurch Boys' High School (provided by B Spear 2008) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur James AWMM
  • Surname
    Adams AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 10650009 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1921 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 26 August 1943 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • He attended Christchurch Boys High School in 1935-1936.

    Californian-born Adams lived in New Zealand for ten years before enlisting as a photographer in the RNZAF in July 1941. In August 1943 he took his discharge from the RNZAF and transferred to the US Armed forces. At the time of his last flight he was serving with the 6th Combat Camera Unit. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    20 June 1945 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    CelebesSulawesi AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    US National Archives.
    http://aad.archives.gov/aad/
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    p. 349 AWMM
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