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Memorial

Bible Atkinson 1943 All Saints

Reference

W114.07

Place

WHEATLEY HILL

Map ref

NZ 380392

Original Location

All Saints' Church

Which war

1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 30th April 1952

Memorial Description

Lectern Bible

Inscription

(Dedicated to Flt.Sgt. George A. Atkinson, R.A.F. who was killed in 1943)

Names

See above

Who commissioned

Parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. Atkinson.

Notes

1. Flt.Sgt. Atkinson was flying with 214 Squadron in a Stirling Bomber EF445 in an operation on Berlin. The plane took off from Chedburgh and was hit by flak near Hanover. They encountered severe icing and the plane was further damaged by engagement with a Focke-Wulf. They plane was finally ditched in the North Sea. Flt.Sgt. Atkinson and one other crewman died and are commemorated at Runnymede. The rest survived.

Ft. Sgt. Atkinson is remembered at Wheatley Hill on W114.01, W114.05, W114.06 and W114.09 and at Wingate on W121.06

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

The Employees and Residents of Thornley, Ludworth and Wheatley Hill. Their contribution in the Second World War 1939-1945. Fred Bromilow, Owen Rowland. Tom Tunney Jnr. Wheatley Hill History Club, 2008 Price 18. Book is available from : Margaret Hedley, Broadmeadow, Durham Road, Wheatley Hill, DH6 3LJ. Wheatley-hill.org.uk

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War. Vol. 4 1943. W.R. Chorley. Midland Publications ISBN 0 904597 90 3

External web link

Research acknowledgements

Wheatley Hill History Society; Janet Brown

Research In Progress

Wheatley Hill Group have researched the WW2 names on this memorial in the book by Fred Bromilow and Owen Rowland The Employees and Residents of Thornley, Ludworth and Wheatley Hill, their contribution in the Second World War 1939-45, 2008 Contact; history.club2@btinternet.com

Bible Atkinson 1943 All Saints (W114.07)

 
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