Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant John Marian Asal Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
John is born approx. on 22 March, 1916 in Ossian, Iowa.
Father, John M. Asal.
Mother, Regina (Dessel) Asal.
Sister(s), Mary J. Asal.
Brother(s), Carlos F. Asal.
John enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 0-416670.
(the MACR was very bad to read so maybe mistake)
John ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a C-47 were,
1st Lt. Neal Allen Pilot
2nd Lt. Louis N. Nelson Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Ralph L. Saltsman Navigator
M Sgt. Jim O. Rinaldi Crew Chief
Corp. James S. Stratton Radio Operator
1st Lt. Burton A.Hall Medical Officer
(They were Medical evacuees, towards Efate, Vanatu (near Australia) but never arrived) All men where Infantry, except Pfc. Champagne was a Medic.
1st Lt. Robert S. Crane Passenger
2nd Lt. John M. Asal Passenger
2nd Lt. Lester R. Pfaff Passenger
Sgt. Gerald W. Scully Passenger
Tec4. Joe K. Kraszpzyk Passenger
Cpl. Jack A. Sherrook Passenger
Pfc. Leland S. Bland Passenger
Pfc. Edward S. Champagne Passenger
Pfc. Robert F. Collelsi Passenger
Pfc. Joseph B. Jooker Passenger
Pfc. Alex O. Bygulls Passenger
Pvt. Maurice F. Cote Passenger
Pvt. John P. Isom Passenger
Pvt. Harold C. Ruth Passenger
Pvt. Fred J. St. John Passenger
Pvt. …… F. Slerenburg Passenger
John was KIA when the transport plane crashed (probably) on 13 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com