LCDR Calder Atkinson

LCDR Calder Atkinson

Birth
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 May 1944 (aged 29)
Burial Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Plot D - 348
Memorial ID 302832 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Reece
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 302832
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Calder Atkinson (14 Feb 1915–10 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 302832, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .