Rank and Name, Seaman First Class William Mitchel Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Navy.
William is born approx. on 1927 in Massachusetts.
Father, Gordon E. Atkinson.
Mother, Goldie H (Mitchell) Atkinson.
Sister(s), Hope G. Gladys A. Goldie E. and Wilma J. Atkinson.
Brother(s), Gordon Atkinson.
William enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 7622369.
William was KIA when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane on March 19, 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.
William is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/
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