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Atwell, Melvin Kenneth

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Melvin Kenneth Atwell.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Squadron 91 (VP-91), United States Navy.


Melvin is born approx. on 17 July 1909 in Virginia.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Spouse, Helen G. (Luck) Atwell.


Melvin enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 0-148987.


Melvin‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PBY-5  were,

Lt.               Samuel I. Ogden                Pilot

Lt.               Melvin K. Atwell

Capt.            John A. Koons

Amm1.         Larned A. Carter

Rm2.            George L. Young

Amm3.         Francis K. O’malley Jr.

Rm3.            Thomas W. Adams

Lt.               Abbott Q. Hastings

Melvin died it was told that the plane on a flight from Oahu, Hawaii, to San Diego it came in a spiral towards the sea on 5 March, 1943, he is honored with the Navy Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Melvin is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

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

Patrol Squadron 91 (VP-91)
This PBY-5A shows off some of the Catalina's attributes, long "wet" wings, bulging waste gun positions and dipole radar antennas under each wing. (U.S. Navy)
Navy Cross
His rank Lieutenant