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An Airman's Story: Colonel Hans Christian Adamson

Colonel Hans Christian Adamson was born on July 20, 1890, in Varde, Denmark.

Relocating early to New York City, Colonel Adamson worked as a non-fiction writer, mainly through the American Museum of Natural History and their Hayden Planetarium magazine "The Sky."  Through the museum, Colonel Hans Adamson created his first documentary script, "Adventures in Exploration."

Colonel Hans Adamson also regularly wrote material for the "American School of Air - Broadcasts for Teachers and Students."

He enlisted in the US Air Force during World War II and was assigned to tour Pacific Ocean military bases with Captain Eddie Rickenbacker when a plane crash left them adrift in the ocean for 24 days.

After the war, Colonel Hans Adamson returned to writing, continuing to write radio scripts and mostly war-themed non-fiction, including a biography about Eddie Rickenbacker.

Colonel Hans Christian Adamson died on September 11, 1968, and rests in Arlington National Cemetery.


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