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Roy C Atchinson


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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
  • 61st Fighter Squadron

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...


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

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.


Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 15:09:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /

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

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

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

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list