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PFC Earl N Akers

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PFC Earl N Akers

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death
24 Oct 1944 (aged 25)
At Sea
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56758571 View Source

Earl N. Akers - Prisoner of War RecordHeld in PW Camp #10 near Lipa Batanges, Luzon, Philippines. He had enlisted in the Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. He had the rank of Private First Class. Service number was 14014763. Served with 27th Bomber Group, Light, 17th Bomber Squadron

Earl N. Akers was a Private First Class in the Army during World War II. Earl resided in Clay County, Florida before enlisting on September 4, 1940. At the time of enlistment, Earl was 21 years old, had 4 years of high school education and was single, without dependents. Two years later, Earl was captured by Imperial Japan while serving in the Philippine Islands, and was sent to PW Camp #10 near Lipa Batanges, Luzon, Philippines where 375 other American POWs were held.

Earl's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 7, 1942, and the last report was made on October 24, 1944. Based on these two reports, Earl was imprisoned for at least 901 days (2 years and ~7 months), one of the longest durations of captivity recorded. Earl died in the sinking of the Arisan Maru on October 24, 1944.

Earl N. Akers - Prisoner of War RecordHeld in PW Camp #10 near Lipa Batanges, Luzon, Philippines. He had enlisted in the Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. He had the rank of Private First Class. Service number was 14014763. Served with 27th Bomber Group, Light, 17th Bomber Squadron

Earl N. Akers was a Private First Class in the Army during World War II. Earl resided in Clay County, Florida before enlisting on September 4, 1940. At the time of enlistment, Earl was 21 years old, had 4 years of high school education and was single, without dependents. Two years later, Earl was captured by Imperial Japan while serving in the Philippine Islands, and was sent to PW Camp #10 near Lipa Batanges, Luzon, Philippines where 375 other American POWs were held.

Earl's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 7, 1942, and the last report was made on October 24, 1944. Based on these two reports, Earl was imprisoned for at least 901 days (2 years and ~7 months), one of the longest durations of captivity recorded. Earl died in the sinking of the Arisan Maru on October 24, 1944.

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Entered the service from Louisiana.


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  • Maintained by: Smitty
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56758571
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56758571/earl-n-akers: accessed ), memorial page for PFC Earl N Akers (3 Jun 1919–24 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56758571, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Smitty (contributor 50515434) .