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Atkin, Richard Allen

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Richard Allen Atkin.

Unit/Placed in, USS Bache (DD-470) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Richard is born approx. on 1927 in Ohio.

Father, Earl G. Atkin.

Mother, Elsie L. Atkin.

Sister(s), Patricia J. Atkin.

Brother(s), William E and Robert P. Atkin.


Richard enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2858396.


Richard was KIA when the USS Bache came under Kamikaze Attack from various Dive Bombers and one Exploded above the Ship on 13 May 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.


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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/470.htm

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 Bache II (DD-470) Destroyer
Kamikaze hit the ship
Japanese Aichi D3a (Val) Dive Bomber
His rank Fireman Second Class