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Rank and Name, Private First Class Earl Kenneth Akers.
Unit/placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.
Earl was born on May 22, 1920 in Eastport, Washington County, Maine.
Father, Chester A. Akers.
Mother, Marion B. (Peacock) Akers.
Earl entered the Service from Maine with service number # 6146927.
Earl was KIA during the Days of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines as a POW, on May 7, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Earl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/24th_Pursuit_Group.html 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/