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Ashton, Arthur LeRoy

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Arthur Leroy Ashton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Arthur is born approx. on 3 Jan. 1924 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Father, Harry O. Ashton.

Mother, Laura C. (Chapman) Ashton.

Sister(s), Mary J. and Juanita E. Aston.

Brother(s), Thomas E. and Harold L. Ashton.


Arthur enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6204987.


Arthur was KIA when the USS Smith was Attacked by various Japanese Torpedo Plane’s and 1 dropped the torpedo but it  exploded later 26 Oct. 1942, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/378.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 Smith (DD-378) Destroyer
USS Smith hit by Kamikaze Torpedo-plane
His rank Fireman Third Class