Akers, Earl Kenneth, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 24th Pursuit Group, Interceptor
Service Years
1939 - 1942
USAAFEnlisted Collar Insignia
Private First Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Freeport, Maine

Casualty Date
May 07, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
L, 9, 90

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Battling Bastards of BataanWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Pursuit Units
  1941-1942, 24th Pursuit Group, Interceptor
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-35 Seversky  
  1940-1941, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1941-1942, P-35 Seversky
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Earl Akers entered the Army Air Corps on 1 August 1939.

He served hin the Philippines with Hqs., 24th Pursuit Group. He and his unit fought as ground troops against the Japanese until they were forced to surrender.

He died or was killed while being held as a POW, by Japanese Forces at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines. 

"Five Maine Jap Victims Identified: Were buried at Camp O'Donnell," Portland Press Herald
, Portland, Maine, 12 June1947, page 18. 

Note:  These men were among others who were re-interred in the American Cemetery Manilla #2.

MSgt. Sherman A. McLean, Portland
Cpl. Edward Lefabvre, West Kennebunk
Pvt. Calvin A. Rarrer, Augusta
PFC Earl K. Akers, Eastport
Pvt. Gilbert T. Richards, Camden

It took over a year of study to identify these men.

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