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Ashmore, James Croft

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class James Croft Ashmore.

Unit/Placed in, USS Emmons (DD-457), Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


James is born approx. on 15 Aug. 1926.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


James enlisted the service in South Carolina with service number # 5759902.


James was KIA when the USS Emmons was attacked by various (5) kamikazes and sunk on April 6, 1945, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, VS.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/0922.htm

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

USS Emmons (DD-457) Destroyer
His rank Fireman Second Class