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Acton, Gerald D.

Rank; Private Gerald D. Acton.

Unit/placed; 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 32nd Infantry Division.

 

Gerald was born  on Feb. 28, 1906 in Philipsburg Center, Pennsylvania.

 

Father, James Acton.

Mother, Carrie J. (Poorman) Acton.

Sisters, Hilda,and Isabelle Acton.  

Brother, James Acton.

 

Gerald entered  the Service from Altoona, Pennsylvania in Aug. 15, 1942 with servicenumber # 33250310.

 

(Gerald D. Acton rank/duty was a Private (A-Comp) in the 114th Engineer Combat Battalion.)

 

Gerald D. Acton was Killed in Action in/during an air raid in New Guinea (Saidor), on April 6, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart.

 

And he is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.32nd-division.org/history/ww2/ww2.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

114th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
His rank Private