0 Rank and Name, Fireman First Class James Clifford Ashton.
Unit/Placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.
James is born approx. on 1921 in Decatur, Illinois.
Father, Harry E. Ashton.
Mother, Grace (Salyers) Ashton.
Brother(s), Harry E. and Charles E. Ashton.
James enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 3373561.
James was KIA when the USS Houston was hit by a torpedo and Sunk during the Battle of Sunda Strait on March 1, 1942 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.
James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at South Macon Township Cemetery, Macon, Macon County, Illinois, VS.
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