Ora Ralph Akins

Military

Object Number - UPL 53073 - S/Sgt Ora R. Akins. 401BG.

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x Combat missions. Carl Djernes crew. ETD

Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19151298 / O-770601
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Farmer's Daughter
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cover Girl
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Old Ironsides
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hula Girl, Maid To Order
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 16 November 1944
  • Date: 21 November 1944
  • Date: 25 November 1944
  • Date: 26 November 1944
  • Date: 29 November 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Liberty, Iowa 2 June 1923
Kamrar, Iowa 30 June 1942

Enlisted

1 November 1943

Other

401st BG Combat Tour

Deenethorpe Airfield, UK 16 November 1944 - 14 March 1945 37 x combat missions

Other

Discharged USAAF

27 September 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Oregon 21 February 1977

Buried

Williamette National Cemetery 3 March 1977 Willamette National Cemetery Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA PLOT O, 0, 2443

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