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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