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Akin, Nöel Duane

Rank and Name, Noel Duane Akin.

Unit/placed in, USS Abner Read (DD-526) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve .

 

Noel was born in 1923, Kansas.

 

Father, James C. Akin.

Mother, Etta L. (Hand) Akin.

Sisters, Iilee A. , Burdene and Betty L. Akin.

Brother, Arthur C. Akin.

 

Noel entered the service from California with service number # 3767068.

 

Noel was KIA when the USS Abner Read was attacked by a Kamikaze plane, on Aug. 18, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Noel is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the missing.

 

Thanks to https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ships/dafs/DD/dd526-mine.html 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 Abner Read (DD-526) Destroyer
His rank Fireman First Class