Biography

Birth date: 1913
Death date: 13 December 1944
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: 70030 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • No. 11 Squadron
  • No. 20 Squadron (RAF)
  • No. 205 Squadron (RAF)
  • No. 235 Squadron (RAF)

Rolls and Awards

Commemorative Roll

  • Rank: Wing Commander
  • Date of Death: 13 December 1944
  • Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF)
  • Service: Array

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 205 Squadron (RAF)
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 235 Squadron (RAF)
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 20 Squadron (RAF)
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Manuscript

Atkinson, Richard Ashley, DSO, DFC and Bar (Wing Commander b: 1913 d: 1944)

Manuscript titled 'Emmaville to Askvoll', outling the life of Wing Commander Atkinson who was killed while on active service with 235 SQN over Norway. Covers his early life, training in RAF Reserve, service in SWPA flying Catalinas in minelaying and bombing operations, service in Britain flying...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1913
Date of death 1944-12-13