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Ashley, Edward Wilmarth

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Edward Wilmarth.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VP-106), United States Navy.


Edward is born approx. on 18 Feb. 1919 in Berkley, Massachusetts.

Father, Karl J. Ashley Sr.

Mother, Maria E. Ashley.

Sister(s), Barbara M. Ashley.

Brother(s), Theodore C. Karl J. and Emerson Ashley.


Edward enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 0-263479.


Edward ‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,

Ltjg.            Edward W. Ashley   Pilot

Ensign         William G. Benes

Ensign         Robert M. Castiliga

Amm1.        Francis O. McLaughlin

Amm2.        Joseph W. Schroeder

Amm1.        Jerome O. Cambell

Sea1.           Walter R. Gray

Arm3.         Bertram Brown

Sea1.           Gonzalo Mireles

Aom2.         Beaufort J. Grothe

Aom2.         Orin L. Hackett

Arm2.         Frank B. Blake Jr.

Arm1.         Warren Kish

Edward was KIA during the mission to avoid the radar they were shot down on 9 March 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with Gold Star, 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.


Edward is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at White Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol County, Massachusetts, VS.


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

Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VP-106)
PB4Y-2 Privateer
North Field Tinian
A mistake in the photo LtJg. Edward W. Ashley is not Kneeling Nr.2 but the Nr. 3 (Left) VPB-106 Crew
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Edward Wilmarth Ashley