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Akers, Lowell Graig

Rank and Name,Private Lowell Graig Akers.

Unit/Placed in,680th Ordnance Company, Aviation.

POW

The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The 680th Ordnance Company resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Corporal Royal became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Lowell is born on July 26, 1922 in Esperanto, California.

Father, William F. Akers.

Mother, Stella A. (Chinn) Akers.

 

Lowell  enlisted the U.S.Army in California with service number # 6561680.

 

Lowell died in Japanese Captivity  on Nov. 14, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to  http://novatohistory.com/bataan-death-march-a-brief-history-of-the-680-ordnance-company/ 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 

 

 

United States Army Ordnance Corps

The United States Army Ordnance Department, is a Sustainment branch of the United States Army, headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia. The broad mission of the Ordnance Corps is to supply Army combat units with weapons and ammunition.

Pow Camp (no record)
On the porch of an emergency hospital these released American prisoners of war, liberated by U.S. Rangers from Cabanatuan prison camp on Luzon, P.I., wait for transfer to a base hospital.
His rank Private

Mededeling

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