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Atkinson, John. P.

Rank and Name, Coxwain John P. Atkinson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.

 

J.P. is born approx. on 25 March 1925 in Centerville, Tenessee.

Father, John L. Atkinson.

Mother, Alice B. (Quillen) Atkinson.

Sister(s), Carrol and Hazel F. Atkison.

Brother(s), Fred E. Charles D. James P. Richard M. and Johnny L. Atkinson.

 

J.P. enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 6416313.

 

J.P. was KIA when the Japanese Submarine I-58 Torpedoed the USS Indianapolis and she Sunk at the Philippine Sea on July 30, 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.

 

J.P. is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He is also Mentioned at U.S.S. Indianapolis National Memorial

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA.

A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

 

 

Thanks to, http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/us_navy_pages/cruisers/pages/uss_indianapolis_ca35_roll_of_honor.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

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Cruiser
A scene from "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy," one of four films playing this weekend at the Best of the Fest event at the Artcraft Theatre. The mini film festival features some of the best selections from this year's Heartcraft Film Festival. Submitted
Japanese Submarine I-58
John P. Atkinson
His rank Coxwain