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The Airmen's Stories - P/O H C Adams

 

Hugh Charles Adams, from Oxted, Surrey, joined the RAFVR in January 1938. Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 501 Squadron on 17th July 1940 as a Sergeant-Pilot.


Adams destroyed a Me109 on 2nd September and was then himself shot down in combat south of Ashford in Hurricane V7234. On the 6th he was shot down and killed in action over Ashford. His aircraft, Hurricane V6612, crashed at Clavertye, near Elham.

Adams was 22. He is buried in St Peter's churchyard, Tandridge, Surrey.

His commission was gazetted on the day he was killed and in the casualty list he was down as 'Killed in Action' as a Sergeant.



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