Sergeant Clifford Adams  -  425 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Clifford Adams - RAFVR

 

 Sergeant Clifford Adams was serving as Flight Engineer on board Halifax Mk.III LW715 coded KW-Q during an operation to bomb enemy shipping in Boulogne Harbour on the night June 15/16 1944. The aircraft left Tholthorpe at 2045hrs and was hit by flak. It sustained a hit to the starboard inner engine which caused the Halifax to catch fire, it crashed at Desvres (Pas-de-Calais) 20 km SE of Boulogne. Sergeants Adams and McEvoy were killed and now rest in the Marquise Communal Cemetery.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O E.E. Kirk - Evaded

RCAF

Pilot

-

-

Sgt Clifford Adams

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

Doncaster, Yorkshire

21

F/O H.G. Facey - POW

RCAF

Navigator

-

-

F/O Dave Stubbs - POW

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

-

-

F/O F.D. Hagen - Evaded

RCAF

W/Op/AG

-

-

Sgt Donald McEvoy - DFM

RCAF

Mid Upper Gunner

Lindsay, Ontario

21

F/Sgt J. Furneaux - Evaded

RCAF

Mid Under Gunner

-

-

P/O O.R. Collins - Evaded.

RCAF

Rear Gunner

-

-

 

 Sergeant Clifford Adams RAFVR was the son of Doris Lilian Adams of Doncaster, Yorkshire.

 F/O Stubbs and F/O Facey were taken to POW Camp L3. Sergeant McEvoy was awarded a DFM on 29/8/1944 for destroying two enemy aircraft in operations in June 1944, his DFM was sent to his next of kin on 11/6/1946.

Photo courtesy of Denise Pannell, research by Linda Ibrom.