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Ashcroft, Wortham Starr

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.


Thanks to,

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His Unit Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 141 (VMSB-141)
Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Dive Bomber
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
Wortham Starr Ashcroft
His rank Captain