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Bible Atkinson 1943 All Saints





Map ref

NZ 380392

Original Location

All Saints' Church

Which war


Dedication, Creation or Publication date

Dedicated 30th April 1952

Memorial Description

Lectern Bible


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


See above

Who commissioned

Parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. Atkinson.


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

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

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

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Research acknowledgements

Wheatley Hill History Club; Janet Brown

Research In Progress

Wheatley Hill History Club have researched the name on this memorial. See book details above.

Bible Atkinson 1943 All Saints (W114.07)

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