Broken Bow, Nebraska


Leo J. Atkisson was from Broken Bow, Nebraska. He was the Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Atkisson. He commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and served in the Naval Air Corps. He died in a training plane crash in Florida just two weeks after commissioning.

Month and year of death is know; day is approximate.

Branch of Service

Naval Air Corps



Military Occupational Specialty


Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

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Leo Atkisson in pilot's gear

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Leo Atkisson in uniform



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