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Charles T Atkinson

Military

Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire on April 20, 1944 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Elmer Gedeon

    Military | Captain | Pilot / Operations Officer | 394th Bomb Group
    At 6-foot-4, he was a naturally gifted athlete and played baseball and football at Michigan, and is one of only two Major League Baseball players killed in action during World War II. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96042

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 386BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire 20-Apr-44 on Mission No. 13, a 36 plane mission to destroy construction works at Bois de Esquerdes, France. 1 x POW, 6 x KIA MACR 4218

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rosindale, MA 1920

Son of Charles A and Maud F Atkinson.

Lived in Massachusetts, USA 1941
Enlisted Boston, MA 13 June 1942
Based Boreham 1943 – 20 April 1944

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 10 miles Sth Frevent, France 20 April 1944

Shot down in B-26 42-96042 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4218

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, MO 1948

Interred
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay,
St. Louis County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2018 10:34:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28656878
https://www.fold3.com/image/149404144?terms=Charles%20T%20Atkinson
https://www.fold3.com/record/85567491-charles-t-atkinson
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763400?terms=31133910%20Charles%20T%20Atk...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41836234/charles-t-atkinson

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 12:21:08 Emily Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor/ Ziegler unit history

http://www.ww2buddies.com/BG394.html

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