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William G. "Bill" Akers
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1904
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1962
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

Professional baseball player 1929-1932. Position player for the Detroit tigers and the Boston Braves.

cause of death: Acute Bronchitis & Bronchio Pneumonia due to Metastatic Cancer of the left groin

veteran: US Army Air Corp, WW II
 
 
Burial:
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section FF, Grave 502
 
Created by: Carol Tessein
Record added: Apr 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51171318
William G. Bill Akers
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William G. Bill Akers
Added by: Bill Lee, The Baseball Undertaker
 
William G. Bill Akers
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In July 1940 Akers became the first big leaguer to join the US Army Air Corps. He enlisted in the 39th Pursuit Squadron and was stationed at Selfridge Field, MS. During the war he spent 31 months in the Pacific and was awarded the Presidential Citation wi...(Read more)
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 Added: Aug. 8, 2013
 
 
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