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Flying Officer John Thomas ADAIR (187101) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator KG878

Death of Death 1945-06-15 Age : 30 years.

Served in 99 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 447. at Singapore Memorial, Singapore


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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1871011323488 John Thomas ADAIRLondon Gazette supplement : 36844 , Dated 1944-12-15 , Download #36844
187101T ADAIR D F CLondon Gazette supplement : 37063 , Dated 1945-05-01 , Download #37063

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Liberator B.VI KG878 Date of Crash: 15 Jun 45 Unit 99 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Singapore
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flying OfficerJohn Thomas ADAIR (187101) Liberator KG878   1945-06-1599 Sqdn AIR27 SingaporeSingapore Memorial
Flying OfficerJack PARKIN (178531) Liberator KG878   1945-06-1599 Sqdn AIR27 MyanmarRangoon War Cemetery
SergeantAlbert Arthur WEBB (1892853) Flight Engi Liberator KG878   1945-06-1599 Sqdn AIR27 MyanmarTaukkyan War Cemetery
Details dam by GF over targets in Bob - BL at Cox Mingaladon
Source Joe Baugher Henk Welting's Database

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15 June 1945, 99 Sqn Liberator casualty queryFrom Shores' Air War Over Burma (Bloody Shambles Vol3) P/O Parkin's navigator is quoted as being Flg Off J.T.Adair and his bomb aimer is confirmed as being Durtnall. Both are said to have bailed out over the target but there is no confirmation of their fates. Unfortunately the identity of the aircraft is just given as "J". Edit / Update : Just checked Air of Authority and this confirms Adair's death and identifies the aircraft as Liberator VI KG878. His full details are given as ADAIR, JOHN THOMAS DFC (187101); age 30 RAFVR Hope this is of some help. J. ....Read More.norfolkjohn on 10th January 2017 04:50:09
15 June 1945, 99 Sqn Liberator casualty queryMatt, Very limited information: SEAC Missing Searchers List. Crew: 187101 P/O. Adair, J. T. Unit: 99 Sqdn. Last Reported Position: 16.57N:96.10E. Remarks: Liberator KG.878. Hit by flak, Baled out. Remainder of crew safe. 15/6/45. That's it! Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 10th January 2017 09:25:53

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