Adkins, Howard Lucus, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman 1st Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman First Class
Primary Unit
1940-1941, F1c-0000, USS California (BB-44)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Fireman 1st Class

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Goodwill, WV
Last Address
Goodwill, WV
(Father~Thomas Morris Adkins)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen [Verified]
  1941, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry


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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1940-1941, F1c-0000, USS California (BB-44)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 7 December 1941 USS CALIFORNIA was moored at the southernmost berth of "Battleship Row" and was with other dreadnoughts of the Battle Force when the Japanese launched their aerial attack. As she was about to undergo a material inspection, watertight integrity was not at its maximum; consequently the ship suffered great damage when hit. At 0805 a bomb exploded below decks, setting off an antiaircraft ammunition magazine and killing about 50 men. A second bomb ruptured her bow plates. Despite valiant efforts to keep her afloat the inrushing water could not be isolated and CALIFORNIA settled into the mud with only her superstructure remaining above the surface. When the action ended, 98 of her crew were lost and 61 wounded.

F1C (E-4) Howard L. Adkins was report as "Missing in Action" on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor and his body was never recovered.  He was stationed on board the USS California BB-44.

   
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