|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 1996|
Dale Kenneth Adkins Male Birth Date: 20 Nov 1925 Birth Place: California Death Date: 7 Feb 1996 Death Place: Riverside Mother's Maiden Name: McClung.
Dale Adkins -- US Navy, 1943-1945
Thelma (Adkins) Snowden recalled that her brother "Dale was in the Navy in about 1943. He was on a ship called the Saginaw Bay, and served as a cook. He also did some work with the big guns."
Dale's time in service began with his induction at San Diego in 1943. He was trained in various military duties, and was stationed as a loader on a 40 MM anti-aircraft gun, and worked as a cook.
Upon his discharge from active duty service in late 1945, Dale returned to the Durham area and worked as a foreman for Jessup Door Company for many years. He married Jewel Hundley in 1950, and was the father of two, Larry and Tim. Thelma also shared that Dale "...used to bring some of his buddies home on leave. Their families lived far from the west coast."
DURHAM'S WORLD WAR II HONOR ROLL - A History of Service compiled by Adriana Farley March 2005 for Durham Friends of the Library, pg 4.
Llewellyn Adkins (1876 - 1951)
Hazel Lillian McClung Adkins (1886 - 1964)
Jewel E. Hundley Adkins (1930 - 1986)*
Doris Lillian Adkins Hiatt (1908 - 2001)*
Lynn Adkins (1911 - 1934)*
Gladys Irene Adkins O'Farrell (1919 - 2006)*
Thelma Lucille Adkins Snowden (1922 - 2013)*
Dale Kenneth Adkins (1925 - 1996)
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65937935
Added: Mar. 23, 2017
Added: Jan. 5, 2017
Dale hired me at Jessup Door in 1973 and was a great supervisor. I remember him telling me that he served on a "small" aircraft carrier during WW II. It was a privilege to work for him... I'll never forget!|
Added: May. 19, 2016