Adkins, Howard Lucas, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman First Class
Last Primary 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 First 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
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
KIA-Killed in Action
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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  1940-1941, F1c-0000, USS California (BB-44)

Fireman First Class

From Month/Year
November / 1940

To Month/Year
December / 1941

Unit
USS California (BB-44) Unit Page

Rank
Fireman First Class

NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS California (BB-44) Details

USS California (BB-44)
        Hull number BB-44

Launched: Nov. 20, 1919

Photo from 1921.































On Dec 7th she was docked at Pearl Harbor: Battleship Row; forward of the Maryland and Oklahoma

Fate: The California was struck by two torpedoes and one bomb. The first torpedo hit at 8:05 a.m.; the second came moments later. With a gaping hole in the ship, it started capsizing. Despite efforts to bail water from the ship, it sank to the harbor bottom after three days of progressive flooding.

Crew: 2,200

Deceased: 105

The ship was raised via cofferdams, moved to the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on April, 1942, with repairs to her cage mainmast and all six 14" forward guns were removed to facilitate her refloating.  It took until January, 1944 for the ship's total reconstruction but it was a match for most of the newer US battleships in all but it's main guns (still 14").

An after view of the USS California.


































January, 1945, the USS California was hit by a Japanese kamikaze where 44 of her crew died and 155 injured.  Battle repairs were made to keep her battle-worthy and on station.  She stayed on station until the end of the month and returned to Puget Sound for repairs.  She was back on station for the landings at Okinawa and from there until the Japanese surrender in mid-August.

Of historical interest is that after the official end of WWII, the USS California was still on duty and after different assignments in Philippines and other areas in SE Asia, she returned to the US on Dec 7, 1945 - exactly 4 years to the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Decommissioned: Feb. 14, 1947

Sold for scrap in 1959.


Type
Surface Vessels
 

Parent Unit
Tennessee-class

Strength
Battleship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2021
   
   
My Photos For This Unit
California Underway
125 Members Also There at Same Time
USS California (BB-44)

Clark, Cullen Benjamin, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Dugger, Guy, F1c, (1939-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Hildebrand, John A., F1c, (1939-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Kramer, Harry Wellington, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
McGraw, George Vincent, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Milner, James William, F1c, (1940-1941) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Lofberg, Gus Brynolf, LCDR, (1927-1942) OFF 611X Lieutenant Commander
Hohenstein, Raymond Charles, CAPT, (1940-1961) OFF 410X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Jeffrey, Ira Weil, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 00X Ensign
McGrath, Thomas Patrick, LCDR, (1936-1943) OFF 00X Ensign
Richey, Joseph Lee, ENS, (1940-1941) OFF 131X Ensign
Willett, Kenneth Martin, LTJG, (1940-1942) OFF 110X Ensign
Luckenbach, Lovine, LCDR, (1928-1958) MU MU-3853 Chief Petty Officer
Thornton, Geroge, CPO, (1939-1969) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Adcock, Curtis, CPO, (1930-1942) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
REEVES, Thomas James, CPO, (1917-1941) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Wagner, Albert Thomas Dewitt, CPO, (1917-1951) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Pharris, Jackson Charles, LCDR, (1933-1948) TC TC-0000 Turret Captain 1st Class
Blankenship, Henry Wilbur, PO1, (1928-1941) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bush, Samuel Jackson, PO1, (1939-1941) MAT MATT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Carpenter, Elmer Lemuel, PO1, (1932-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Edward Hope, PO1, (1930-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kaufman, Harry, PO1, (1926-1941) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lewis, John Earl, PO1, (1937-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
London, James, PO1 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Santo, William, PO1, (1941-1945) 00 00E Petty Officer First Class
Scott, Robert Raymond, PO1, (1938-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stapler, Leo, MAtt1c MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sweany, Charles Edward, PO1 EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Thomas Benton, PO2, (1937-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beal, Albert Quentin, PO2, (1936-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bowden, Edward Daniel, F1c, (1940-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Butler, James Warren, PO2, (1938-1941) F2c F2c-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dompier, Marshall Leonard, PO2, (1935-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hillman, Merle Chester Joseph, PO2, (1934-1941) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Przybysz, Alexsander John, PO2 PrT PrT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ross, Joe Boyce, PO2 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Shelly, Russell Kenneth, Mu2c, (1940-1941) MU MU-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Simmons, Frank Leroy, StM2c MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Vining, George, PO2 MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Alford, John, CPO SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Beckwith, Thomas Stewart, PO2, (1938-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cooper, Kenneth, PO3, (1939-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Deetz, John, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Garcia, Robert, PO3, (1941-1941) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jacobs, Richard Frederick, PO3, (1940-1941) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Melvin Grant, PO3, (1938-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Keener, Arlie, PO3 SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Keffer, Howard Verne, PO3, (1940-1941) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lancaster, John, PO3 PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Larsen, Donald, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Manges, Howard, PO3, (1941-1941) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, William, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parker, June Winton, PO3, (1941-1941) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Roberts, Samuel B., PO2, (1939-1942) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rosenthal, Alfred Aaron, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Royse, Frank Willard, PO3 RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Searle, Erwin Leroy, PO3, (1941-1941) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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