Bomber veteran died of a 'broken heart'

Published: 22 Oct 2012 12:000 comments

ONE of the last surviving RAF rear gunners from the Second World War died of a broken heart following the death of his beloved wife, his family says.

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Samuel Adams, 91, from Knightswood, had his funeral at Easthampstead Crematorium last Friday (October 12).

He was married to Iris for 65 years until she died two months ago and their son, Kelvin, said: "He was dedicated to mother and it was part and parcel of his being to look after her.

"He had suffered a pair of strokes but the truth is he died of a broken heart."

Mr Adams joined the RAF aged 23 in 1944 and, on his debut flight to Frankfurt, the Lancaster plane in which he was a crew member was regularly attacked by German aircraft.

To read more tributes about Mr Adams' life and his time in the RAF, pick up a copy of the Bracknell News - out now.

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