Atkinson, Robert Edward, CPT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1056-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, USAAF 14th Air Force
Service Years
1940 - 1943

Aviation

Captain



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Berkley County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 29, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Burma
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Rosedale Cemetery - Martinsburg, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

AAF Pilot Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Air Force (USAAF)USAAF 14th Air Force
  1940-1942, AAF MOS 1056, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, USAAF 14th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - American Theater/Antisubmarine Campaign
  1941-1943 World War II
  1942-1943 WWII - China-Burma-India Theater/India-Burma Campaign (1942-45)
  1942-1943 WWII - China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CAPTAIN (POSTHUMOUS) ROBERT EDWARD "ED" ATKINSON WAS KILLED IN ACTION DURING A STRAFING RUN OVER BURMA ON 29 MARCH 1943 WHILE SERVING WITH THE 74TH FIGHTER SQUADRON, 23RD FIGHTER GROUP, 14TH USAAF.

CPT ATKINSON SON OF ROBERT AND ESTELLA ATKINSON ENTERED THE SERVICE ON 1 NOVEMBER 1940 AND AFTER RECEIVING HIS TRAINING WAS ASSIGNED TO THE USAAF AT TRINIDAD WHERE HE PILOTED A BELL P-39 AIRACOBRA ON ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROLS UNTIL BEING SENT TO THE PACIFIC THEATRE. CPT ATKINSON FLEW A P-40 WAR HAWK OVER BURMA AND CHINA UNTIL HE WAS REPORTED MISSING FOR 2 YEARS UNTIL IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE WAS KILLED AFTER A STRAFING RUN IN BURMA ON 29 MARCH 1943.

 CAPTAIN ATKINSON'S BODY WAS DISCOVERED BURIED BESIDE HIS AIRCRAFT AND AFTER THE WAR SENT HOME TO BE LAID TO REST AT THE ROSEDALE CEMETERY IN MARTINSBURG WEST VIRGINA.
   
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