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ATHERTON, Roy
Roy L. Atherton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Atherton of Pearl, has been promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant. He was also given the position of squadron bombardier and assistant operations officer. Lieutenant Atherton's work as a bombardier is concerned mostly with scheduling the bombardiers for their combat missions and to choose squadron leaders with the aim of continually improving the efficiency and accuracy of his squadron's bombing. Lt. Atherton has been in North Africa since May, 1943.
(Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - Pike County Democrat-Times (Pittsfield, Illinois) December 29, 1943