Rank and Name, Aviation Radioman Second Class Darrell Junior Ashcroft.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron VB-106, United States Navy.
Darrell is born approx. on 6 February, 1925 in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Father, Terry M. Ashcraft.
Mother, Bessie J. (Watson) Ashcraft.
Sister(s), Genevieve V. Ashcraft.
Brother(s), Delmer W. Ashcraft.
Darrell enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 8290680.
Darrell ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 Privateer were,
Lt Cmd. Green C. Goodloe Pilot
Ensign Edward F. Conroy Co Pilot
Ensign Norman S. Smith Navigator
AMM1c. Almon E. KreugerJ.
AOM1c. Robin B. Okon
ARM1c. Adolph Hernandez
ARM2c. Darrell J. Ashcroft
AMM2c. Henry L. Devasier
AMM3c. Neal J. Kay
AMM3c. Gerald G. Greenwood
ARM3c. Gordon F. Blakesley
Darrell was KIA on the Mission when their Engine #1 was shot and try to Fly to Rangoon Base, but they never arrived on 14 June 1945, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 gold Stars, 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.
Darrell 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