Herman Adams was born during the end of the Hoover Administration.
From High School, he entered into the newly formed branch or service, the United States Air Force in 1950.
Adams graduated from Radio School and became an Airborne Radio Operator in 1951, and from Electronic Countermeasures School in 1952. A year later, he flew seven Combat Missions over North Korea in 1953.
In 1961, Adams became an Airborne Gunner and, in 1965, began flying Combat Missions over North Vietnam. He was recalled for Airborne Radio Operator, flying aboard EC-121R out of Thailand.
Between the B-52s and EC-121R, he flew a total of two hundred and forty three Combat Missions over North Vietnam. Adams cross-trained into the Open Mess Career Field in 1971, and retired after twenty-six years of service.
Accomplishments: five Air Medals, Combat Crewmember aboard B-29s, B-36s, B-47s and B-52s.
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