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Atkin Jr. , Edward Lingo

Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Third Class Edward Lingo Atkin Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 119 (VPB-119), United States Naval Reserve.


Edward is born approx. on 26 Oct. 1923 in Dallas, Texas.

Father, Edward L. Atkin Sr.

Mother, Ruby (Kersey) Atkin.

Sister(s), Margaret Atkin.


Edward enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8418058.


Edward ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,

Lt Cm.          R. C. Bales              Commander

Ltjg.             H.W. Evans             Co Pilot

Ltjg.             R.L. Fox                  Co Pilot

Ammf1.        R.I. Suhl                  Plane Captain

Acrm.           W. J. Wagner          1st Radioman

Aom1.          W.R. Gainer            1st Ordnanceman

Acom.           E.F. Fees                 Bombardier

Ammf2.        B.D. Guthrie Jr.       Bow Turret

Arm3.          E. Atkin Jr.             Fwd. Upper Deck Turret

S1.               R.N. Thayer            Aft. Upper Deck Turret

S1.               J.O. Ballard            Stbd. Waist Turret

Aom3.          J.P. McKeon            Tail turret

Edward was KIA when they took off for a routine search patrol and never returned, last radio-contact was Hangcow Harbor on 1 April 1945,  he is honored with an Air Medal with Gold Star, 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.


Edward is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls 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

Patrol Bombing Squadron 119 (VPB 119)
Clark Field, Luzon
Squadron 119
Edward Lingo Atkin Jr.
His rank Aviation Radioman Third Class