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Ashby, Robert Gale

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Robert Gale Ashby.

Unit/Placed in, 371st Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy.


Robert is born approx. on 1924 in Oklahoma.

Father, Otis E. Ashby Sr.

Mother, Gladys I. (Croft) Ashby.

Sister(s), Muriel J. and Lilia C. Ashby.

Brother(s), Donald C. and Otis E. Ashby Jr.


Robert enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 18163229.


Robert ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

1st Lt.          James W. Line                 Pilot

2nd Lt.         Perry Verhage                 Co Pilot

2nd Lt.         John E. Norbeck               Navigator

2nd Lt.         Joseph E. Chandler           Bombardier

T/Sgt.          William F. Hedges             Engineer

S/Sgt.          William H. Monahan III       Asst. Engineer

T/Sgt.          William D. Duplechain        Radior Operator

S/Sgt.          Robert G. Ashby               Asst. Radio Operator

S/Sgt.          Harry G. Monette             Gunner

S/Sgt.          Louis J. Nicholas               Gunner

Pvt.             Stephen Prelipsky             Photographer

Robert was KIA (no record) there was after Take-off no more radio contact with the plane on 27 February 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Robert 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

371st Bomber Squadron
307th Bomber Group
Wama Airfield, Morotai, Indonesia
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His rank Staff Sergeant
Robert Gale Ashby
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