Akers, Joseph, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
616-Tank Gunner
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 616, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion/C Company, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
Service Years
1942 - 1944

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wayne
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Tank Destroyer Forces
  1944-1944, 616, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion/C Company, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune /Omaha Beach Landing
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Battle of St. Lo
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Hurtgen Forest
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In November 1944, Akers was a member of Company C, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, participating in intense fighting in the Hürtgen Forest. His company was deployed as direct fire support for American infantrymen attacking the town of Grosshau. Two tank destroyers and six tanks, including the M10 tank destroyer Akers was on, were knocked out in the fighting around Grosshau on Nov. 25, 1944. He was killed during the battle, though his status was initially listed as missing in action. On Dec. 21, 1944, his status was amended to killed in action.

Source: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
   
Comments/Citation
Joseph's remains were accounted for by the DPAA on May 10, 2018.
   
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