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.
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