52 Jack Akers Hurst, Nashville, Tennessee

52 Jack Akers Hurst, Nashville, Tennessee

Jack Akers Hurst

Jack Akers Hurst
Jack Akers Hurst

Rank/Rate:    Motor Machinist’s Mate, Second Class

Service Number:    640 21 74

Birth Date:    February 13, 1922

From:    Nashville, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Robalo (SS-273)

Loss Date:    July 26, 1944

Location:    Probably off the east coast of Balabac Island, PI

Circumstances:    Sunk by a mine

Remarks:    Jack was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Photo and information courtesy of Grady B Hurst, brother.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS ROBALO (SS-273)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Robalo (SS-273)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM2 Jack Akers Hurst (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial)

Return to Lost Tennessean Roster

Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

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