Americans in Wartime Experience

William Adcock Jr.

World War II

William Adcock Jr., as a member of the United States Army Air Force, served his country during World War II.

William's dad was in the Navy and stationed on Pearl Harbor in 1941.  His father received orders to leave and return to the States, and on December 5th, 1941, William and his family left Honolulu. They were at sea on their way to Los Angeles when the Japanese attacked.

William served from 5 September 1943 to 22 April 1946, first as a Aviation Cadet in the Army Air Corps and later in the Army Air Transport Command.  He would later serve with replacement troops in Yunan, China and then with the 73rd Ordinance Company in Calonetta, India.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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