Rank and Name, Hospital Apprentice Gerald Arthur Atkins.
Unit/Placed in, USS Arizona (BB-39) Battleship, United States Navy.
Gerald is born approx. on 17 Oct. 1919 in Kearney, Nebraska.
Father, Bernhard B. Atkins.
Mother, Lola (Kelly) Atkins.
Gerald enlisted the service in Nebraska with service number # 3166441.
Gerald was KIA during the Japanese Air Raid on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 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.
Gerald is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Gerald is also mentioned at USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, VS.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore County, Nebraska, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.nps.gov/valr/learn/historyculture/ussarizonacasualties.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com