© 2018-2021 ww2-pacific
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,
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html