Charlestown, R. I. – April 22, 1944

Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Field – Rhode Island 

     On April 22, 1944, Ensign James Laverne Adams, (21), was a passenger in an automobile that was approaching the sentry gate of the Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Field in Charlestown, Rhode Island.  Evidently the driver did not come to s full stop for the sentry, and instead went rolling past the gate, at which time the sentry fire a bullet into the car which struck and killed Ensign Adams.  No further details are known. 

     Ensign Adams was a navy pilot assigned to VF(n)-79.

     To see a photo of Ensign Adams’ grave, click on the link below.


     The Evening Star, (Washington, D.C.), “Navy Probes Slaying Of Ensign By Sentry”, April 24, 1944.   


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