Atwell, Melvin Kennith, LT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary Designator/NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot heavier than air or lighter than air
Last Rating/NEC Group
Officer
Last Duty Station
1941-1943, 131X, VP-91 Black Cats
Service Years
1938 - 1943
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Lieutenant Lieutenant

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1909
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Norfolk
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II*/Lost at Sea
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Conflict  :   Campaigns, Battles and Exercises
Start Year
1700
End Year
2100
Description
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Conflict  :   Wars and Conflicts
Start Year
1700
End Year
2099
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Conflict
   
Conflict  :   World War II*
Start Year
1939
End Year
1945
Description
World War 2
   
Reconnaissance  :   Reconnaissance
Start Year
1939
End Year
1945
Description
All reconnaissance missions associated with World War II.
   
Participation
From Year
1939
To Year
1945
 
Personal Recollections

Memories
05 MAR 43 A/C: PBY-5 Location: Enroute Oahu to San Diego, Ca Strike: Yes BUNO: 2334 Cause: Force landed at sea unknown cause. Only information available relayed to another plane in flight states plane seen to spiral towards water. landing not observed. Plane and crew missing: Crew: Pilot. LT Samuel I. Ogden, LT Melvin K. Atwell, CAP John K. Koons, AMM1 Larned A.Carter, RM2 G. L. Young, AMM3 Frank K. O'Malloy, RM3 Thomas W. Adams and LT Abbott H. Hastings.


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