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Lloyd Jackson Atkins

Military

Enlisted RCAF, Sgt Pilot. Transferred to 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight, 8AF USAAF as Flying Officer. Transferred to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 357th Fighter Group

    357th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with them from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in the February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. The Group was...

  • 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight

    Flight
    Activated on 1 February 1943 as the 2nd Provisional Gunnery Flight, at Goxhill as part of VIII Fighter Command's fighter training establishment. ...

Associated Place

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

  • Leiston

    Military site : airfield
    Leiston's location only three miles from the North Sea Coast made it ideal as a Fighter Group air base whose job would be to escort bombers across the sea and over occupied Europe. The air base also witnessed the arrival of many very damaged Allied...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Gastonia, NC, USA 30 June 1917
Lived in Gastonia, NC, USA 1941
Enlisted Charlotte, NC, USA 24 June 1941
Transferred Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK November 1944 – 19 January 1945

Transferred to 2nd Gunnery & Tow Target Flight, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Leiston IP16, UK 19 January 1945 – 1 October 1945

Transferred to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 1 October 1945

Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Gastonia, NC, USA 25 April 1991
Buried Gastonia, NC, USA May 1991

Hollywood Cemetery
Gastonia
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2016 18:36:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83964088_lloyd_j%20atkins/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Atkins&GSfn=Lloyd&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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