Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade George Harrell Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, Night torpedo squadron 90 (VT(N)-90), United States Naval Reserve.
George is born approx. on 16 Jan. 1922 in Greenville County, South Carolina.
Father, Hamp S. Atinson.
Mother, William M. (Willie Mae) (Kelly) Atkinson.
George enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-325624.
George‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman MTB Avenger were,
LtJg. George H. Atkinson Pilot
Arm2. Ernest R. Magaloti Radar Radioman
Arm3. Norvel P. Moss Turret Gunner Navigator
George died when he tried to land on the USS Enterprise his hook missed and he crashed in sea on 15 March 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
George is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas, USA.
Thanks to, http://www.cv6.org/
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
The squadron suffered another serious loss today as the result of an operational accident. During the afternoon training exercise, Big Red Atkinson LT(jg) George H. Atkinson and his two crewmen, radar-radioman Magalotti ARM 2/c Ernest R. Magalotti and turret navigator Moss ARM 3/c Norvel P. Moss were killed when the tail of their plane failed and they crashed into the water.