PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adams, Donald Albert
Date of birth: 1921 (Donavon/Saskatchewan, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Flying Officer
Unit: No. 425 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on: December 1st, 1944
Action: Citation:
"A navigator of outstanding ability, Flying Officer Adams has recently completed a tour of operations, among which included bombings on important targets such as Stuttgart, Hamburg and Kiel. Throughout his operational tour, he displayed great skill as a navigator. On all his thirty-four sorties he reached the target on time.
On 25th July 1944, this officer and his crew were detailed to bomb Stuttgart. On the run-in to the target, the flak was intense and it was necessary to do two orbits. Flying Officer Adams, displaying magnificent courage and under adverse conditions, was able to bring the aircraft back on course. Despite the heavy flak, the target was bombed with success.
Of a retiring nature, Flying Officer Adams has shown outstanding skill as a navigator. At all times he has kept before him the necessity of a successful attack. He has exhibited a dogged determination in his efforts to bring all his sorties to a successful conclusion.
His remarkable skill, his gallantry in the air and his unselfish devotion to duty under the most trying conditions are deserving of the highest praise. Keenness coupled with intelligent understanding of a job make for effective bombing."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36831 published on the 5 December 1944
- Air Force Association of Canada
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