Rank and Name, Sergeant Yearby McClellen Ashby.
Unit/Placed in, 680th Bomber Squadron, 504th Bomber Group, Very Heavy.
Yearby is born approx. on 1910 in Henderson, Kentucky.
Father, James M. Ashby.
Mother, Lonie L. (Yancey) Ashby.
Sister(s), Madilene L. Ashby.
Yearby enlisted the service in Indiana with service number # 35480403.
Yearby‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-29 were,
1st Lt. Raymond E. Shumway
2nd Lt. James C. Brechtbill
2nd Lt. George S. Lomas
F/O. Henry Goldstrin
S/Sgt. Kirk I. Icenhower
Sgt. Frank H. Blackett
Sgt. Sam C. Kidd
Sgt. Harold N. Winberg Sr.
Cpl. Yearby M. Ashby
Cpl. Jack Atanis
Cpl. Warren E. Bartlett
Yearby and his crew where on a bombing mission to Shimonoseki Strait Hiroshima, Japan.
Yearby was KIA when the plane was hit by Anti-Aircraft Fire on the way back and the crashed in sea on 28 July 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Yearby is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Cash Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Niagara, Henderson County, Kentucky, VS.
Thanks to, http://www.cbi-history.com/part_ic.html
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