Leading Aircraftman James Bernard ATKINS

Service No: 43440
Born: Brisbane QLD, 11 February 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 July 1941
Unit: No. 6 Aircraft Depot
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, near Toowoomba QLD, 24 June 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Ipswich General Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Florence May Atkins; husband of Beatrice Eileen Atkins, of North Ipswich
Roll of Honour: Ipswich QLD
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 24 June 1944, Leading Aircraftman Atkins, a Fitter II Engines, was riding his motor cycle which collided with a car and he died in the ambulance on the way to hospital. The accident occurred between Mihi Creek and Boody’s Store on the main Brisbane-Toowoomba road.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/4/138

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