ADKISON, James Dillion - S1/c USN - Texas

James Dillion Adkison S1c
James Dillion Adkison
Seaman First Class
James Dillion Adkison S1c
USS Arizona Memorial Wall
USS Arizona ROC
  • Name of Record: James Dillion Adkison
  • Branch: United States Navy
  • Service Number: 356 26 31
  • Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
  • Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
  • Enlisted: 14 March 1940
  • Place: Dallas, Texas
  • Onboard USS Arizona: 25 August 1940
  • From: NTS San Diego
  • Birth Name: James Dillion Adkison
  • Date of Birth: 17 April 1920
  • Place of Birth: Elbert, Texas
  • School: Lubbock High School
  • Hometown / State on December 1941: Lubbock, Texas
  • Next of Kin: Mr. Edward Washington Adkison - Father
  • Address: 1914 18th Street, Lubbock, Texas
  • Parents: Edward Washington Adkison & Rosa Lee Selvage Adkison
  • Disposition: Unrecoverable – Among the 900+ souls still onboard the USS Arizona
  • Posthumous Awards: Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal w/Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/Star, WWII Victory Medal

Photo and Service information from the Vincent J. Vlach, USN Ret., (USS Arizona Survivor & Ship's Historian) and I. B. Nease, USNR Ret., (USS Arizona Historian) Collections [privately held collections]
Other Information, Documents, and/or Photos provided by N. A. Nease [privately held collection]
Report of Changes: National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, United States; Muster Rolls of U.S. Navy Ships, Stations, and Other Naval Activities, 01/01/1939 - 01/01/1949; Record Group: 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1798 - 2007; Series ARC ID: 594996; Series MLR Number: A1 135
Information researched and compiled by N. A. Nease.
May not be reprinted in any form, other than non-profit educational use, without prior written permission of the author.