Rank and Name, Captain Wortham Starr Ashcroft.
Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron (VMSB-141).
Wortham is born approx. on 11 July, 1919 in Weatherford, Texas.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Spouse, Margaret Ashcroft.
Wortham enlisted the service in California with service number # 0-007077.
Wortham was KIA when on search mission (with broken arm) failed to return on 8 Nov. 1942, he is honored with a Distinguished Flying Cross, 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.
Wortham 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