SOE Atkins, Vera May

John Robertson

Staff member
Vera May
  • UNIT
F Section SOE (Intelligence Officer)
  • RANK
Flight Officer + Squadron Officer
Croix de Guerre (France)
awarded 1948 for war service
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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Ill Met by Moonlight
Set Europe Ablaze
Secret Flotillas: Clandestine Sea Operations to Brittany, 1940-1944 Vol 1
Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories
Mission Accomplished: SOE and Italy 1943-1945
Cloak of Enemies: Churchill's SOE, Enemies at Home and the Cockleshell Heroes
Watch for Me by Moonlight: British Agent with the French Resistance
Foreign Fields: The Story of an SOE Operative
Parachutes, Patriots, Partisans: The Special Operations Executive and Yugoslavia, 1941-1945
Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS: The Story of Amedee Maingard, SOE Agent
SOE CD1 - The Life and Times of Sir Frank Nelson
Mission Improbable: A Salute to the Royal Air Force Women of Special Operations Executive in Wartime France