PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adams, William Houghton
Date of birth: 1917 (Toronto/Ontario, Canada)
Date of death:  August 17th, 1989 (Muskoka/Ontario, Canada)
Nationality:  Canadian
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
Rank: Acting Squadron Leader
Unit: No. 415 Squadron, Royal Canadia Air Force
Awarded on: July 9th, 1943
Action: Citation:
"In May 1943, this officer was pilot of a bomber detailed to attack a convoy off the Frisian Islands. The largest merchant vessel in this convoy was successfully attacked in spite of anti-aircraft fire. In July 1942, this officer attacked and sank an enemy merchant vessel near the Dutch coast and in November 1942 he made a successful attack on an escorted merchant vessel in the Bay of Biscay. Throughout all his operational missions this pilot has displayed keenness and devotion to duty."
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36084 published on the 6 July 1943
- Air Force Association of Canada
- St. Andrews College
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