Adkins, Marvin Birch, GM3c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1941, GM-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1939 - 1941
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Klamath Falls, OR
Last Address
914 Lincoln Ave
Klamath Falls, OR
(Father~Harold Raymond Askins)

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave: The Unknown of the USS Oklahoma

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US Navy
  1940-1941, GM-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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  Nov 10, 1939, Service Entry Date and Serial Number
  Jan 24, 1940, Received on USS Oklahoma from USNTS San Diego, CA
  Mar 10, 1940, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class or S2c
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class or S1c
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to GM3c
  Dec 07, 1941, Missing in Action
  May 04, 1942, Parents Notified of His Death1
  Aug 16, 2016, General Photos
  May 31, 2018, Accounted for by Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
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Last Known Activity

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Marvin B. Adkins, killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in World War II, was accounted for on April 11, 2018.

On Dec. 7, 1941, Adkins was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Adkins.


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Pearl Harbor FallenWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WWII Memorial National RegistryAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1941, Pearl Harbor Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission
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