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Atkinson, William Mitchel

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

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

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

USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
Burning USS Franklin CV 13 after Attack off Japanese Coast 19 March 1945
Japanese Yokosuka DY4
His rank Seaman First Class