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Margaret Julia Hastings Atkinson
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1914
Warren Center
Bradford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1978
Owego
Tioga County
New York, USA

Known as the "Queen of Shangri-La" when the plane she was sight-seeing in while flying over Dutch New Guinea on May 13, 1945, crashed, leaving her and two other flight mates stranded for several weeks before being rescued by a daring glider plane plan.

After leaving the U.S. Army, she attended Syracuse University for two years then married Robert Atkinson with whom she had a son and a daughter. After their divorce, she raised her children in Rome, New York, and worked at the Griffiss Air Force Base in an administrative position.

She was named an honorary member of the National World War II Glider Pilots Assoc.

Cause of death: uterine cancer. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick J Hastings (1875 - 1955)
  Julia Hickey Hastings (1880 - 1939)
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Owego
Tioga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Ms Martie Martin
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74445683
Margaret Julia <i>Hastings</i> Atkinson
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Margaret Julia <i>Hastings</i> Atkinson
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Margaret Julia <i>Hastings</i> Atkinson
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- George James
 Added: Jan. 4, 2015
After all that you endured in a jungle, almost dying from your wounds, it is so tragic that you were taken by a dreadful cancer.Rest in Peace my lady.
- Robert Martin
 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
Thank you for your service, Margaret. You inspiration to others lives on.Rest in Peace.
- Hugh
 Added: Aug. 5, 2012
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