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Akerman, Phillip Andrew

Rank and Name,Seaman First Class Phillip Andrew Akerman.

Unit/Placed in,USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Phillip is born on June 16, 1923 in Paulding County, Ohio.

 

Father, Emmet F. Akerman.

Mother, Telitha R. (Holman) Akerman.

Sisters, Cynthia R, Mary M. and Irma L. Akerman.

Brothers, James E, David W, and Emmet J. Akerman.

 

Phillip enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2797784.

 

Phillip was KIA during the Battle of Samar when it Sunk on Oct, 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

Philip has also a Memorial Grave at Lafayette Cemetery, Lafayette, Allen County, Ohio, US.

 

Thanks to http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/usshoel/ ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org ,  Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,  Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer
His rank Seaman First Class