Clyde Lavern Adams

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  • Name: Clyde Lavern Adams
  • Location of Birth: Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 7, 1924
  • Date of Death: May 12, 1971
  • Parents: Chester Adams & Amy (Eddy) Adams
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: May 22, 1943
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: October 10, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    October 1945 2512 BASE UNIT
  • Military Awards:
    European Theatre Ribbon
    Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Clyde Lavern Adams
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: November 7, 1924
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 2, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 26, 1942
    Employer: Cleveland Cliff Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Freckled
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Red
    Next of Kin: Mrs. C. L. Adams, Rt. 2, Bovey, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - March 16, 1945 – "Santa Ana, Calif., March 16 – S-Sgt. Clyde L. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Adams of RFD No. 2, is currently assigned to the AAF Redistribution Station No. 4 at Santa Ana Army Air Base. Sgt. Adams, a gunner aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator in the European Theater, entered the service May 22, 1943 and went overseas in June 1944. He has been awarded the European Theatre Ribbon and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He has completed 34 missions serving in England. At this redistribution station, an operation of the Personnel Distribution Command, combat returnees of the AAF receive complete medical examinations, classification interviews and reassignment to domestic stations of the Army Air Forces."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Clyde Adams was born in Lawrence Lake Township and lived in the area for all his life except for his time in military service. He attended Coleraine schools, married Beatrice Mullenix in 1956, and was employed as an equipment operator for Itasca County in the Road & Bridge Department.

    Clyde Adams died in Itasca County, MN and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Cohasset, MN. Survivors include his wife, Beatrice; daughter, Mrs. Stan (Jacquelyn) Fellers; 3 sons, Dennis L., Kevin R., and Gregory L.; 6 sisters, Mrs. Leonard Martin, Mrs. Joe Karpik, Mrs. Elton Kleinendorst, Mrs. Darrell Campbell, Mrs. Wade Patterson, and Gladys Adams; 5 brothers, Clifford G., Richard L., Francis B., Edward L., and Bernard H.; and 1 granddaughter.

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