Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Welborn Lee Ashby.
Unit/Placed in, USS West Virginia (BB-48) Battleship.
Welborn is born approx. on 19 Oct. 1917 in Ohio County, Kentucky.
Father, Otis Ashby.
Mother, Inez Ashby.
Welborn enlisted the service in Kentucky with service number # 2874472.
Welborn was KIA when the Japanese opened their attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec. 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Welborn is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/48a.htm
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