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Atkinson Jr. , Russell

Rank and Name, Torpedo’s Mans Mate Third Class Russell Atkinson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Pringle (DD-477) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Russell is born approx. on 28 March 1924 in Louisiana.

Father, Russell Atkinson Sr.

Mother, Georgia (Wells) Atkinson.

Sister(s), Nina Atkinson.

Brother(s), Edgar and Willie B. Atkinson.


Russell enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 8467655.


Russell was KIA when on radar picket the USS Pringle was attacked by various Kamikazes, Hit and sunk on April 16, 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.


Russell is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/2003.html

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


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

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

USS Pringle (DD-477) Destroyer
His rank Torpedo's Man Mate Third Class