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Adkins, William B.

Rank and Name, Private First Class William B. Adkins.

Unit/Placed in, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment.

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

William B. Adkins became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp No Record, became part of a work detail.

Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.


William was born in, 1917 in Alabama.


Father, William H. Adkins.

Mother, Ada L. Atkins.

Sisters, Esther B. and Sarah J. Adkins.

Brother, Robert F. Adkins.


William enlisted the Army in Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 13, 1941 with service number # 06926920.


William died in Japanese Captivity (Hospital) after he got wounded in the Bombardment of April 29 during the Philippine Campaign , on May 8,  1942, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to 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/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org

POW Camp no record
His rank Private First Class