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Adkins, Chester C.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Chester C. Adkins.

Unit/Placed, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division “Red Arrow”.


Chester was born approx. on Nov. 2, 1914 in Hopkins, Kentucky.


Father, Walter Adkins.

Mother, Ruby (Hawkins) Adkins.

Sisters, Louise, Wiladeen and Donna Adkins.

Brothers, Rudolph, James, Paul and Vernon Adkins.


Chester enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36230485.


Chester’s rank/duty was a  Private First Class/Rifleman in the 127th Infantry Regiment.


Chester died in a Plane accident, he was a Passenger, the plane crashed due to weather condition’s with 4 Crew members and 21 Medical passengers on March 15, 1945 and he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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


Thanks to

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

70th Troop Carrier Squadron
433rd Troop Carrier Transport
Curtiss c-46 commando
Elmore Airfield, Mindoro
His rank Private First Class
Hisunit 127th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division