James Harold Atkinson

Military

Object Number - UPL 16278 - The backside (photo included in this collection) names all of the members in his squad: William H. Marra (himself, pictured front row L to R), Mike...

James Atkinson got his wings as a 2nd Lt on 5 August 1942 in Miami Beach, Florida. Promoted 1st Lt on 1 March 1943 in England, to Captain in September of that year. Completed six missions as a Bombardier with the 390th from 7 to 22 June 1944, this last one on B-17 # 42-102505.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11080280
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39136243
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19089659 at enlistment, then O-717137
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1284491
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 571st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19151909
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1918-02-22 Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas
Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas

Other

Got his Bombardier wings as a 2nd Lt

1942-08-05 Miami Beach, Florida

Other

Promoted to 1st Lt

1943-03-01 England

Other

Promoted to Captain

Died

1999-12-18 Brenham, Washington County, Texas

Buried

James Atkinson rests at the Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham, Texas

Revisions

Date21 Nov 2020 11:44:41
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Associated Media

Date21 Nov 2020 11:41:40
ContributorED-BB
Sources

WWII Draft card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File
VA Gravesite Locator
http://www.390thspace.com/Personnel
William Marra's page on this site

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:25
ContributorAAM

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