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Adkins, Howard Lucas

Rank and Name,  Fireman First Class Howard Lucas Adkins.

Unit/placed on,  USS California (BB-44) Battle Ship, United States Navy.


Howard was born  on Dec. 3, 1921 in Goodwill, Mercer County, West Virginia.


Father, Thomas M. Adkins.

Mother, Beulah V. (Gold) Adkins.

Sisters, Katherine I. and Lilian K. Adkins.  

Brother, Earnest I. Adkins.


Howard entered  the Service from West Virginia with service number # 2661932.


Howard was KIA when the USS California got hit by torpedoes in Pearl Harbour on Dec.7, 1941,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Howard is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/44a.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/ 

USS California (DD-44) Battle ship
His rank Fireman First Class