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.
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