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Adkins, Bruce

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Bruce Adkins.

Unit/placed on, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

 

Bruce was born  on March 8, 1921 in Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

 

 

Father, James Adkins.

Mother, Ethel D. (Blair) Adkins.

Sister, Juanita A. Adkins.  

Brother, Robert J. and Joseph I. Adkins.

 

Bruce  entered  the Service from Indiana with service-number # 2916786.

 

 

Bruce was KIA when the USS Houston was attacked by numeros Japanese Planes and got hit at one of the Turrets in the Battle of Makassar Strait, on Feb. 4, 1942, he is honored with a  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Bruce is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CA-30.html 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/

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Seaman Second Class