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Roy C Atchison

Military

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oregon, USA 1922
Lived in Tillamook County, OR, USA 1941
Enlisted Buckley Rd, Denver, CO, USA 18 February 1943

Buckley Field
Denver
Colorado

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 14 February 1945 – 24 March 1945

Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Halesworth IP19, UK 24 March 1945

Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2016 10:23:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2016 13:39:12 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/85021259_roy_c%20atchison/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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