Name and Rank, Baker Second Class George Leslie Oakden.
Unit/Placed in, United States Naval Reserve.
George was born approx. on Dec. 27, 1900 in Beaver, Utah.
Father, Charles T. Oakden.
Mother, Anna May Oakden.
Sisters, Olive P, Mayme, Eva, Ella and Leoma Oakden.
Brothers, William, Charles, Robert and Arthur Oakden.
George entered the service from Utah with service number # 6601748.
George Oakden was a Baker 2nd Class in the United States Navy.
George died accidentally, on Nov. 25, 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
George is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
He has a Memorial Grave at Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver County,
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
By 1943 when totally finished its build, it had become a major Naval Base for fleet submarines operating in the Pacific Ocean. Many submarines either used Midway to top off their supplies after leaving Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii and before heading into enemy waters, or used Midway for temporary repairs after returning from a war patrol.