Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Horace Conrad Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, (Air Corps) 13th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional), United States Army Air Force.
Horace C. Atkinson was with the 13th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional) and there plane’s on transport to Java with the USS Langley when she was sunk, survivors when’d with the USS Edsall to Christmas Island, but this Ship also was attacked and sunk on the same day.
Horace is born approx. on 9 Feb. 1918 in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.
Father, D. W. Atkinson.
Mother, Rachel C. Atkinson.
Brother(s), D. W. Atkinson Jr.
Horace enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 0-428463.
Horace was KIA onboard the USS Edsall as a survivor from the USS Langley for Transport when she was attacked and Sunk by the Japanese Navy on 1 March 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Horace is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://uss-edsall.tumblr.com/post/175126062600/uss-edsall-dd-219-final-muster-roll-list-of
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