|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1917|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1942, Myanmar (Burma)|
Akarman graduated from Texas A & M (class of 1940) where he was on the fencing team. He entered service as an aviation cadet a month after graduating, finished his pilot training and was commissioned in February 1942. He survived the battle of Midway.
On November 29, 1942, Akarman was pilot of B-24D #41-11912, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 436th Bombardment Squadron. They were taking part in a bombing raid on Rangoon, and the plane did not return from the mission.
Akarman was from Atlantic County, NJ. He received the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.
Note: Entered the service from New Jersey.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786563
Added: Jul. 14, 2012