Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Thomas Edward Ashton Jr.
Unit/Placed in, USS Triton (SS-201) Submarine, United States Navy.
Thomas is born approx. on 8 January 1920 in Orange, New Jersey.
Father, Thomas E. Ashton Sr.
Born in England.
Mother, Mary A. Ashton.
Sister(s), Mary E. Selina and Alice K. Ashton.
Thomas enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 6464572.
Edward was KIA probably sunk by depth charge attack on 15 March, 1943, (between Rabaul and Shortlands Basin) 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.
Thomas is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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