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Adkins, Alfred Abott

Rank and Name, Sergeant Orval Abott Adkins.

Unit/placed on, Weather Testing Detachment, air Transport Command.

 

Orval was born  on Nov. 12, 1921 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas.

 

Father, Oscar A. Adkins.

Mother, Willie E. (Sloan) Adkins.

Sister, Velma E. Adkins.

 

Orval entered  the service from Dallas, Texas in July 15, 1941 with service-number # 18041218.

 

Orval was KIA when the plane crashed near Elmendorf, Alaska, on Feb. 18, 1944.

he is honored with a Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Orval ’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were;

Capt. Homer F. Wilson Pilot

1st Lt. Ray W. Sharp Observer

Sgt. Orval A. Adkins Gunner

Sgt. Clarence W. Turner Engineer

Cpl. Leo P. Christy Asst. Engineer

Pfc. Melvin J. Rarick Gunner/Engineer

Civlian William A. Marburg Passenger

 

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

Courts of the Missing.

He has a Memorial Grave at Erin Springs Cemetery, Erin Springs, Garvin County,
Oklahoma, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.usaf.com/orgs/air-weather-service.htm /orgs/air-weather-service.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/

B-25
Kodiak Airfield, Alaska
His rank Sergeant