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Ashford, Robert Keith

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Robert Keith Ashford.

Unit/Placed in, Fighter Squadron 22 (VF-22), United States Navy.


Robert is born approx. on 4 July 1920 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Father, Glenn F. Ashford.

Mother, G. F. Ashford.


Robert enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 0-086178.


Robert was KIA when making his Photographic Run and probably was hit by Anti-Aircraft on 13 Sep. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Defense Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze star, WW II Victory Medal.


Robert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/157124-ltrobert-kashfordpilotsonbrother/

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

Fighter Squadron 22 (VF-22)
USS Cowpens (CVL-25) Carrier Base of the VF-22
Pilots VF-22
Training Group
Robert Keith Ashford
His rank Lieutenant (later with JG.)