Rank and Name, First Sergeant Buford Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, 511th Parachute Infantry Regt, 11th Airborne Division.
Buford is born approx. on no record.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Buford enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 6996589.
Buford was KIA at street fights with the Japanese in the Outskirts over the City Manila on 5 Feb. 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, Parachute Wings, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Buford is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
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