Rank and Name, Lieutenant William Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Mississinewa (AO-59) Axillary Oiler, United States Naval Reserve.
William is born approx. on 1924 in Virginia.
Father, William Atkinson.
Mother, Mary L. Atkinson.
Daughter, Betty A. Atkinson.
William enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 0-088736.
William was KIA when the USS Mississinewa was attacked Sunk by a Japanese Kaiten (manned suicide Torpedo) of Ulithi Lagoon on Nov. 20, 1944, 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 Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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