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Ashley, George Junior

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class George Junior Ashley.

Unit/Placed in, USS Boise (CL-47) Cruiser, United States Navy.

 

George is born approx. on 1922 in West Virginia.

Father, George W. Ashley.

Mother, Gertrude Ashley.

Sister(s), Doris, Clara, Clarice and Greta S. Ashley.

Brother(s), Franklin D. Ora and Oral Ashley.

 

George enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 2660980.

 

George was KIA when the USS Boise as part of Task Force came under fire from various Japanese Navy vessels and being hit with Gun and Shell Fire several times, during the Battle of Cape Esperance on 11/12 Oct. 1942/died on,  he is honored with a 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/04/047/04047.htm

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_USS_Boise_CL47.html

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

Website,

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

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

Buried on Sea
USS Boise (CL-47) Cruiser
His rank Seaman First Class
Shelling (New Guinea)
War damage
War damage