Rank and Name, Lieutenant Wallace Atkinson Jr.
Unit/Placed in, Fighting (Bombing) Squadron 85.
The Bomber Fighter Squadrons, were created to reduce the Fighter Squadrons in an Air Group to an acceptable size. Fighter Squadrons had up to 60 planes and 100 pilots. Normally a Fighter Squadron was split in two to create a Bomber Fighter Squadron.
Wallace is born approx. on 14 Nov. 1921 in Pike County, Mississippi.
Father, Wallace Atkinson.
Mother, Julia Atkinson.
Brother(s), James E. Atkinson.
Spouse, Nancy Atkinson.
Daughter, Judy Atkinson.
Wallace enlisted the service in Mississippi with service number # 0-157866.
Wallace was KIA because his plane was so Damaged he was forced to make a Water landing and because off the weather not recovered on 2 June 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, 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.
Wallace is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Woodlawn Cemetery, Summit, Pike County, Mississippi, USA.
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