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CAPT SUMNER E. ATHERTON, USNR
FLIGHT LOG ID: 1881


Service Date In: 09/01/1939
Service Date Out: 01/01/1945
Date of Birth: 05/23/1916
Aviation Designation: Naval Aviator
State/College: U.of New Hampshire
City, State: West Lebanon, NH

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Dist. Flying Cross

Theaters/Campaigns

WWII Pacific

Aircraft

PBY

Ship/Units/Deployments

VP-61



Associations/Service Organizations

Pres. Lion's Club
School Board Member
Sup. of Comm.Affairs
Chrm of Lion's Club-
State Conv. 1970

Significant Achievements

Atherton was awarded the Dist. Flying Cross after a volunteer rescue mission. He picked up a lone survivor of a U.S.Army plane crash at sea & ret. him to safety.
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