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Atchley, Robert J.

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Robert J. Atchley.

Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 23 (VT-23), United States Navy.


Robert is born approx. on 1922 in Panama Canal Zone.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


Robert enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 8326188.


Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a TBM-3 were,

Ensign          E.G. Conaginskie                Pilot

Arm3.          C.W. Sandburg                  Radio Operator

Amm3.         H.J. Atchley                      Gunner


Robert was KIA at the mission (no record) probably shot down on 17 Feb. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

Torpedo Squadron 23 (VT-23)
Grumman TBM Avenger
USS Langley (CVL-27) Carrier (Base)
Cockpit Grumman TBM Avenger
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class