SOE Atkins, Vera May

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Atkins
  • FORENAME
Vera May
  • UNIT
F Section SOE (Intelligence Officer)
  • RANK
Flight Officer + Squadron Officer
  • NUMBER
9913
  • AWARD
Croix de Guerre (France)
  • PLACE
awarded 1948 for war service
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Women's Auxiliary Air Force
born 15.6.1908 Romania (probably Galatz)
daughter of late Maximilian Rosenberg (died prewar)
daughter of Hilda Atkins (formerly Rosenberg),725 Nell Gwynne House,Sloane Avenue,
London SW3 (resided with mother)
father was born 1874 in Kassel,Germany
family took mother's name on death of father
came to England 1930s
joined SOE April 1941
served as civilian until 1945 when commissioned in WAAF
awarded Legion dHonneur (France) 1995
awarded C.B.E. 1997
died 24.6.2000
buried St Senara Churchyard,Zennor,Cornwall
 
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