Akin, Eugee, T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver Light
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Service Years
1940 - 1945

Technician Fifth Grade

Two Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Brothers Only
Last Address
601 West Main Street
Moore, Cleveland, Oklahoma
United States of America

Date of Passing
Nov 01, 1985
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 61Post 8706, Bruce January Post
  1966, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 61 (Norman, Oklahoma) - Chap. Page
  1967, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8706, Bruce January Post (Moore, Oklahoma) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle of Okinawa
From Month/Year
April / 1945
To Month/Year
June / 1945

The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted from early April until mid-June 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were approaching Japan, and planned to use Okinawa, a large island only 340 mi (550 km) away from mainland Japan, as a base for air operations on the planned invasion of Japanese mainland (coded Operation Downfall). Four divisions of the U.S. 10th Army (the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th) and two Marine Divisions (the 1st and 6th) fought on the island. Their invasion was supported by naval, amphibious, and tactical air forces.

The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or tetsu no bufÅ« ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of kamikaze attacks from the Japanese defenders, and to the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle resulted in the highest number of casualties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Based on Okinawan government sources, mainland Japan lost 77,166 soldiers, who were either killed or committed suicide, and the Allies suffered 14,009 deaths (with an estimated total of more than 65,000 casualties of all kinds). Simultaneously, 42,000–150,000 local civilians were killed or committed suicide, a significant proportion of the local population. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki together with the Soviet invasion of Manchuria caused Japan to surrender less than two months after the end of the fighting on Okinawa.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 1945
To Month/Year
June / 1945
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
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  55 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bradley, Bernard, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Bytheway, Donald, T/5, (1943-1945)
  • Carter, Lee Burt, MSG, (1944-1970)
  • Eubank, Helon, PFC
  • Hermansen, Carl, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Homa, George, PFC, (1939-1945)
  • Howard, Doris, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Jabin, William, Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Johnson, Norville Thomas, T/5, (1944-1946)
  • Lambert, Francis, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • LaVictor, Alan
  • McGurk, William, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Thomas, George, Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Walter, LeeRoy, Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Yingling, Harry Leroy, T/4, (1944-1946)
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