Rank and Name, Sergeant Maxwell Marion Atkinson Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 398th Bomber Squadron, 504th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
Maxwell is born approx. on 25 June 1922 in Lee, South Carolina.
Father, Maxwell M. Atkinson Sr.
Mother, Ethel L. (Turner) Atkinson.
Sister(s), Elizabeth J. Atkinson.
Maxwell enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 14157557.
Maxwell‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-29 were,
2nd Lt. David M. Knell Pilot
1st Lt. Elmer H.Barlow Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Kenneth Baughton Bombardier
2nd Lt. Horace J. Pankan Navigator
2nd Lt. Charles A. Barr Radar Operator
Sgt. Maxwell M. Atkinson Engineer
Corp. Bernhard J. Muray Radio Operator
Corp. Leonard H. Rutshaw Central Fire Control
Corp. Robert P.L. Dutil Gunner
Corp. Everett E. Austerman Gunner
Maxwell was KIA when it Exploded over the Target Area when it was found by the Searchlights and shot by an Enemy plane with Rocket fire on 15 April 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Maxwell is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Hebron Presbyterian Church Cemetery,
DuBose, Sumter County, South Carolina.
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