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Ashton, Oliver

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Oliver Ashton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Independence (CVL-22) Carrier.


Oliver is born approx. on 1923 in Massachusetts.

Father, John Ashton.

Mother, Laura Ashton.

Born in Canada.

Sister(s), Claire and June Ashton.

Brother(s), Lawrence, Norman, John and Joseph Ashton.


Oliver enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 6666441.


Oliver was KIA when the USS Independence was attacked by a Group of Japanese Aircraft who released at least 5 Torpedo’s and seriously damaged the ship on 20 Nov. 1943, 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.


Oliver is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://www.cvl-22.com/index.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

USS Indenpendence (CVL-22) Carrier
His rank Machinist's Mate Third Class