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Asal Jr. , John Marian

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.


Thanks to,

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

35th Infantry Regiment
35th Infantry Division
His rank Second Lieutenant
John Marian Asal Jr.
His Transport 13th Troop Carrier Squadron
Douglas C-47
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal