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Ashburn, Byrd

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Byrd Ashburn.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Squadron, 5276th Rescue Group.


Byrd is born approx. on 15 Aug. 1920 in Putnam County, Tennessee.

Father, Allie D. Ashburn.

Mother, Boda (Puckett) Ashburn.

Brother(s), Robert R. Ashburn.


Byrd enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 35392027.


Byrd ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBY-5 were,



Byrd was KIA (no Record) last radio contact was at Biak Island on 13 Oct. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Byrd is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Burton-Ashburn Cemetery, Silver Point, Putnam County, Tennessee, VS.


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

His unit 3rd Squadron, 5276th Rescue Group.
Consolidated PBY5
Sorido Airstrip, Biak
His rank Technical Sergeant