ADAMS Francis Victor

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  • Rank:

    Aircraftman 1st Class

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  • Service:
    Air Force
  • Air Force:
    Royal Air Force
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  • Date of Death:
    28th May 1940
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    Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 24.
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    Son of Walter and Mary Frances Adams, of Malvern, Worcestershire

Aircraftman 1st Class Francis 1ADAMS served and died in WW2.

ADAMS Francis Victor Is Named On These Memorials

Further Information About ADAMS Francis Victor

The following report appears in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 8th June 1940:
Pershore Aircraftman Believed Killed
Aircraftman (first class) and Wireless Operator Francis Victor Adams, R.A.F., has been officially reported missing, believed killed during an air battle.  Aircraftman Adams was the elder son of Inspector Walter Adams and Mrs Adams of the Police Station, Pershore.
Aircraftman Adams joined the R.A.F. at the age of 18, at the time his father removed to Pershore from Stourbridge. He was born in 1919 at Powick, where his father was stationed for 10 years. His younger brother, Raymond, is serving overseas with the Royal Tank Corps.
Aircraftman Adams was educated at Astwood Bank County High School, Redditch. He could speak French fluently. He was an enthusiastic all-round footballer.  When the family were at Astwood Bank he played for the Y.M.C.A. club, and on several occasions was a member of the teams which received medals as the runners-up in League competitions.
The report includes as photograph of Francis Adams.

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