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Adkins, Jake Lee

Name and Rank, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Jake Lee Adkins .

Unit/placed in, SS Robin Goodfellow (Cargo), United States Navy.

 

Jake was born approx. on 1925.

 

Parents and Siblings, unknown.

 

Jake entered  the Service from Kentucky with service number # 5600271.

 

Jake L. Adkins rank/duty was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the United States Naval Reserve.

 

Jake was Killed in Action when the SS Robin Goodfellow got torpedoed by a German U-Boat 862  and Sunk, on Nov. 25, 1944, and he is honored with the 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.

 

Jake is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/3298.html.

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

Website,

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

SS Robin Goodfellow
Location Wreck
German U-boat 862
His rank Gunner's Mate Third Class