CWO William A. Adamek


Châteauroux Air Station
Châteauroux, France

Updated: August 25, 2010

CWO William A. Adamek - 1920 - 2004
@ Chas:  1957-1960 & 1962-1966
1616th  Support Sqdn
San Antonio, TX

Arlington National Cemetery


9-29-04 Entry information by daughter, Betty Adamek - Class of 1968  

CWO William "Bill" Adamek, whom many of you knew as "Mr. Adamek,"  passed away on March 5, 2004  in San Antonio at the age of 83 after deteriorating health for the last three years. The family agrees that we would not trade those seven years for any place else in the world. Those years are even singled out in his obituary.

He retired in August '69 from the USAF at Norton AFB, CA with over 28 years. Mom and Dad moved to San Antonio after about a year and he eventually got on with the Postal Service and retired again after 10 years. He spent the next 25 good years of his life doing whatever they wanted to do. They traveled visiting family, friends, military friends, and attending reunions for the Civilian Conservation Corp, the Night Fighters, a group from Morocco, Châteauroux High School and his beloved Bellaire High School in Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen, son Alan, myself, grandchildren Jill, Andy, Kari and great grandson Dylan. There is a website for my father at, type in Adamek in the search and then click on his name. There are 80 plus pictures on the website of his life, family and even his interment at Arlington National Cemetery. You are also able to leave a tribute message if you would like. I am so sorry that he was never able to see this website. It would have given him such enjoyment to see everything, and I would not have been surprised if he would have remembered everyone of you that he ever had contact with.

My father, mother and I returned for the US Veterans Reunion in Sept '98 and it was wonderful. If you knew about it and did not go, you really missed an opportunity of a lifetime. It was the first time we had returned and I am so glad that my parents were able to make the trip. One of the first things we did was to go to Déols so he could see the building where his office was and he even went wandering in. I have returned to visit friends a couple of times and more than ready to go again. Yes, much has changed but much has remained the same.


                       1964               1991         Helen & Bill "50th Anniversary"