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Ashton, Charles Richard

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

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

65th Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
Airfield Owi Island, Biak
His rank First Lieutenant