Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Philip Wolcott Atwater.
Unit/Placed in, Torpedo Squadron 5 (VT-5), United States Naval Reserve.
Philip is born approx. on 2 March 1921 in Massachusetts.
Father, Leonard Atwater.
Mother, Dorothy (Hastings) Atwater.
Sister(s), Barbara R. Dorothea H. and Elizabeth A. Atwater.
Brother(s), George L. Atwater.
Philip enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 6664964.
Philip‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Grumman TBF were,
Ensign Donald R. Simensen Pilot
Amm2. Philip W.Atwater Gunner
Arm2. Robert L. Park Radio Operator/Gunner
Philip was KIA on the Mission when they were shot down by the AA-Fire on 29 Jan. 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.
Philip is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Pine Hill Cemetery, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 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