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.
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