Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Charles Richard Ashton.
Unit/Placed in, 65th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.
Charles is born approx. on 1921 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Father, Simeon Ashton.
Mother, Anna J. (Kyle) Ashton.
Sister(s), Dorothy J. Ashton.
Brother(s), Robert K. Harry W. David D. John P. Thomas J. and Raymond W. Ashton.
Charles enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # O-807963.
Charles Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
Captain Thomas H. Lang Pilot
1st Lt. Harold A. Wicks Co Pilot
1st Lt. Charles R. Ashton Navigator
S/Sgt. Roy H. Garrison Engineer
Sgt. Jack L. Stahlman Radio Operator
Major John P. Dart Passenger
Captain Nathan G. Findley Passenger
2nd Lt. David C. Seamonsen Jr. Passenger
Charles died when on an administrative flight to Tacloban the plane was never heard of on 23 Dec. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/43rd_Bombardment_Group.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com