Paul Clifford Akin

Military

Object Number - UPL 55292 - Paul Akin in 1942

Assigned to 571BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew Number 68. Flew 35 x missions. ETD

 

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), EAME (3BS), WWII Victory.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: First Lieutenant Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 570th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Preferred Risk, Good Old Yank
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: North Star
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 390th Bomb Group take off their flight gear after a mission in their B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Cabin in the Sky". Image stamped on reverse: ‘Fox.’ [stamp], ‘passed for publication 25 Oct 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘289794.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: ‘THE FORTRESSES KEEP UP THE ATTACK. EH/MoH. In spite of all weathers, the Flying Fortress of the 8th A.F. Bomber Command keep up their attacks on important targets over Germany and other enemy occupied countries.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cabin in the Sky Rough Group Dorothy Dee
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 27 April 1944
  • Date: 29 April 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Blue Ridge, Texas 8 October 1922 Born Blue Ridge, Texas

Died

Dallas, Texas 26 April 2006 Died Dallas, Texas

Buried

Restland Memorial Park Dallas, Texas 27 April 2006 Interred Restland Memorial Park Dallas, Dallas County, Texas

Revisions

Date29 Jan 2022 13:00:12
ContributorRayWells
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Updated awards with info from his son in law Brad Stuart

Date26 Jan 2022 17:00:11
ContributorRayWells
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updated connection to media

Date26 Jan 2022 16:48:56
ContributorRayWells
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Changed Key Image and updated aircraft connections with info from his son in law Brad Stuart

Date26 Jan 2022 07:59:02
ContributorRayWells
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Updated connections

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:08
ContributorAAM

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