Rank and Name, First Lieutenant David Scarlett Atkinson Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 43rd Reconnaissance Troop, 43rd Infantry Division.
David is born approx. on 15 Dec. 1918 in Savannah, Georgia.
Father, David S. Atkinson Sr.
Mother, Catherine (Candler) Atkinson.
Sister(s), Catherine, Leonora C. and Anne E. Atkinson.
Spouse, Nannell (Spinks) Atkinson.
Paul enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # O-394241.
Paul was KIA during the landings at Lingayen Gulf, his landing craft LSM-219 was hit with various shells, wounded and died several crew (Army and Navy) on 9 Jan. 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
David is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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