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.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com