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Akers, Alfred Howard

Rank and Name, Alfred Howard Akers.

Unit/placed in, USS Reid (DD-369) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Alfred was born  on Feb. 15, 1924 in  St. Louis, St Louis County, Missouri.

 

Father, Alfred H. Akers.

Mother, Beulah Akers.

 

Alfred entered  the service from Missouri with service number # 3377714.

 

 

Alfred was KIA during a Kamikaze strikes, near the Sugigaro Strait, on Dec. 11, 1944, he is honored with a Navy, Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to  http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/369.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 Reid (DD-369) Destroyer
Alfred H. Akers
His rank Electrician's Mate third Class