LESLIE L ADAMS died about December 01, 1924, WW ll PFC 187 Glider Inf ll ABN DIV. Can you break this military info down; PFC 187 Glider Inf ll ABN DIV
PFC Leslie L. Adams
ID: 38483658 Branch of Service: U.S. Army Hometown: Plaquemines Parish, LA Status: KIA
The above is from NARA, unfortunately it does not give the precise date of death. It shows his rank as Private First Class and very importantly gives his Army Service Number (ASN).
Your information up top references the fact that he was a member of the 187th Glider Infantry Regiment, which was a part of the 11th Airborne Division serving in the Pacific.
I think you mis-typed the date of death...at about the time period 1DEC44, the 187th was on the Island of Leyte, Phillipines, and had begun a cross country trek to reinforce the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment.From what I can gather this movement started at Bido Beach on the east coast of Leyte on 28NOV44 with the 187th arriving in its positions in the interior on 7DEC44. The action in this area (6DEC44)was historically interesting as it was one of the few instances in the Pacific War that the Japanese utilized their own paratroopers in an airborne operation--and that they wound up fighting American paratroopers.
Adams service number begins with the numbers 38.The 3 indicates that he was drafted and the 8 that he was from Corps Area 8 which includes Louisiana.Unlike Paratroopers, service in the Glider Forces even though it was Airborne) was NOT voluntary.You were assigned to that outfit like it or not. "No jump pay, no fancy boots, no hazardous duty or flight pay--but never a dull moment" was the slogan beneath a poster of a glider that had crashed during training.