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h a r l e s the but the mil Fr Kingston Airman Belongs Burma "Walkout Club' MEET Hay Rachc from tlici th earl wilt' vital tc or an pleas .and th even returned To liv The As?rcla(rd Press 'AN A M E R I C A N AIR BASE IN NORTHEAST INDIA--(By M a i l ) --So many crews of Americai transport and battle planes, most of (hem flying along the air transport route into China, have been re.-cued from the north Burma juries that they now are in a petition to form a " W a l k o u t club." Not less than 65 names appc. on a nearly complete list of all those on active service with American .forces who have spent t i m e in Ihe jungle after p a r a c h u t i n g to thc ground when their planes were forced down, often by enemy aircraft. Thc list floes not include civilian personnel such as John Dnvis_ of the stale department and Eric 5cv reid of the Columbia Broadcasting system who spent three wccsk getting to safely last August. But it docs include such persons as S"t Walter R. Oswalt of Ansonia. Ohio, who bailed out w i t h the Dpvis-Sevcrcid parly and now is m i f f i n g aller his third jump.. All have emerged from thr iun-le after tortured days and nights, many ot them wounded or niured. Many owe their safety 9" the work ot a rescue service Derated by the air transport com- Vliose eligible for membership n Ike w a l k o u t club included Cpl. Orl L. McConnell, Kingston, w Va. LI. Lee Adkins Lost In Battle Stimson Writes To His Parents ly Rrsislcr Stntt Wrltrr OAK HILL -- In a lellor lo Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Adkins, of Oak Henry L. Stimson. secretary of war. announced t h a t Mr. and Mrs. Adkin's son,. Lieutenant Lee Adkins. United Stales Army Air Corps, ha? been posthumously iwarded Ihe Purple Heart. Lieu- cnant Adkins was lost on his i l x l h mission over I t a l y on November 28. 1043. First informed that he was iii.issinjr in action" on Nov. 28, Artkins ivas Informed a month later t h a t his .son was safe and well. That was the last word received from thc War Department u n t i l t h e notification rf award of the Purple Heart arrived. The letter from Secretary Stimson snid: "At the request of Ihe Presidcn!, f write to inform you t h a t the Purple Heart has been axvardcd posthumously to your son. Second Lieutenant Lcc H Adk.ins, Air Corps, who sacrificed his life in Ihe defense of his country. i:v "OAK age section, followed He Episcopal He Snoeh of owing H. Va.; on, Scarbro; W. Va. conducted at the in Oak will cemetery. REV. H.v Rev. thc

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  1. The Raleigh Register,
  2. 16 Jan 1944, Sun,
  3. Page 6

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