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Atanasoff, Keyro

Rank and Name, Ship Serviceman Barber Third Class Keyro Atanasoff.

Unit/Placed in, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


Keyro is born approx. on 14 Oct. 1914 in Steelton, Pennsylvania.

Father, Ilia Atanasoff.

Mother, Catherine (Nicoloff) Atanasoff.

Parents born in Yugoslavia.

Sister(s), Stella Atanasoff.

Brother(s), George, Samuel, Alexander and Tashko Atanasoff.

Spouse, Sena (Nikoloff) Atanasoff.


Keyro enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 8198682.


Keyro was KIA when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane on March 19, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Keyro is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Baldwin Cemetery, Steelton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
Burning USS Franklin CV 13 after Attack off Japanese Coast 19 March 1945
USS Franklin heavenly damaged
Japanese Yokosuka DY4
His rank Ship Serviceman Barber Third Class