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Atkinson Jr. , Wallace

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.


Thanks to,

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

Fighter Squadron 85 (VF-85) 'Sky Pirates"
Fought F4U Cosair
USS Shangri la (CVA-38) Carrier his base
Wallace Atkinson Jr
His rank Lieutenant
Squadron Pilots
Inspecting Damage