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|1||Adams||Norman Vere Maxwell 'Jeep'||Lieutenant||129156||27||Glider Pilot||Army Air Corps||Glider Pilot Regiment||Both Wings (7 Squadrons), D Squadron||1944-09-18||Horsa Chalk Number 457||At Sea||Operation MARKET GARDEN||Airborne operation to capture the Rhine bridge at Arnhem 17-26 Sep 44||Lt N V M Adams (Co-pilot Sgt K. Waterman)||Section Commander, D Squadron. Originally reported missing. Killed when he was thrown through perspex windscreen of Horsa Glider Chalk number 457 as it ditched in the sea off Felixstowe, at high speed, following the shift in the load of a jeep and trailer belonging to a Royal Artillery Forward Observation Unit. The glider broke up. Co-pilot Sgt K. Waterman and six passengers hung onto debris until they were rescued by Air Sea Rescue HSL 2687 from Felixstowe.||Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland||Lanarkshire Scotland||Son of Dr. Daniel Vere Maxwell Adams and Edith Anne Maxwell Adams; husband of Hilda Mary Maxwell Adams, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Hilda Adams had gone into a maternity home two days before here husband's death. His younger brother, Gerald, was 17 at the tome of his death||Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 8|
|2||Adams||Richard Allen||Sergeant||14426135||19||Glider Pilot||Army Air Corps||Glider Pilot Regiment||Both Wings (7 Squadrons), E Squadron||1944-09-18||Horsa||Western Europe Campaign 1944-45||Operation MARKET GARDEN||Airborne operation to capture the Rhine bridge at Arnhem 17-26 Sep 44||Sgt R A Adams (Sgt Richard Ennis)||Horsa Glider carrying a jeep and two trailers of artillery ammunition, left Down Ampney. When almost over Landing Zone, in free flight, a flak burst close to their right wing rocked the glider; Sgt Adams was hit by shrapnel and slumped in his seat. Sgt Rochard Ennis could not recover flying control, they overshot the Landing Zone and hit some trees, Sgt Ennis, still strapped into his seat, was catapulted through the perspex windscreen and Sgt Adams was crushed by load shifting. First buried in a garden behind psychiatric home at Wolfheze by co-pilot Sgt Richard Ennis and two passengers from glider||London SE England||London SE England||Son of Richard James Adams and Pyarea Victoria Adams, of Herne Hill, London||First Buried Behind The Mental Hospital At Wolfheze. Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 6 Row D Grave 12||Paradata Story|
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