PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adams, Jack Sylvester (Service number: 37728)
Date of birth: May 11th, 1917
Nationality:  British
BIOGRAPHY: 
Flew with Squadrons 29, 303, 151, 256, 226
     
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS (DFC)
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)
Rank: Acting Wing Commander
Unit: No. 226 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on: August 29th, 1944
Details: Second DFC awarded as a bar.
 
     
COMMANDEUR IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.3)
Awarded on: 1958
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Page 5654 | Issue 34951, 24 September 1940 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- Page 4015 | Supplement 36677, 25 August 1944 | London Gazette | The Gazette
- bbm.org.uk
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