Rank and Name, Corporal Jay Clinton Asher.
Unit/Placed in, 403rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.
Jay is born approx. on 29 March, 1922 in Gering, Nebraska.
Father, Donald Asher.
Mother, Angie D. (Thompson) Asher.
Sister(s), Helen L. and Margery L. Asher.
Jay enlisted the service in Wyoming with service number # 17024475.
Jay ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a B-17 were,
2nd Lt. John E. Titus Pilot
Major Thomas N. Charles Observer
2nd Lt. Randall O. Cotton
2nd Lt. John E. Titus
2nd Lt. Harry O. Davis, Jr.
2nd Lt. James R. Ozanne, Jr.
S/Sgt. Merle L. Hartburg
Sgt. Omar B. Benson
Sgt. Alvin D. Futhey
Sgt. Charles Goldsmith
Cpl. Jay C. Asher
Cpl. Richard J. Evans
Jay was KIA on a mission to shadow the Japanese Navy, they made visiual contact, but was the latest radioed with the B-17 on 29 Nov. 1942, 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.
Jay is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Kearney Cemetery, Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, VS.
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