|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1915|
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 10, 1944|
Atkinson entered UNC from New Hanover High School in 1931 and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon while at the University. After graduating with a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering in 1936, he enlisted as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Navy. He received his pilot's wings and his commission as an ensign in October 1937.
Atkinson was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) in February 1941. He rose to the rank of lieutenant commander, commanding Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45). He was killed in action when the PBY-5A he was piloting was lost over the South Atlantic on May 10, 1944.
William Mayo Atkinson (1871 - 1930)
Mary Fullerton Calder Atkinson (1875 - 1951)
William Mayo Atkinson (1911 - 1968)*
Calder Atkinson (1915 - 1944)*
Calder Atkinson (1915 - 1944)
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: D - 348
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 302832
The Navy located Robert Calder, Lt. Cmdr. Calder Atkinson's cousin to inform him that his dog tags had been recovered at the site of the plane crash in Brazil. Friends & family, including a niece, Margaret Segal-Atkinson of Switzerland, attended a memoria...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 14, 2002