Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant John Edward Ashworth.
Unit/Placed in, 31st Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group, Heavy.
John is born approx. on 1912 in Alabama.
Father, Joseph Ashworth.
Mother and Siblings, No Record Available.
John enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 14135748.
John ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
2nd Lt. Arthur J. Belair Pilot
2nd Lt. Alexis J. Bachand Co Pilot
2nd Lt. James C. Price Navigator
2nd Lt. Clayton A. White Bombardier
T/Sgt. Lee H. Evans Engineer
S/Sgt. Harold J. Olson Asst. Engineer
T/Sgt. Warren R. Curry Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Howard G. Parson Asst. Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Edward J. Gin Gunner
S/Sgt. John E. Ashworth Gunner
John was KIA when they were shot by a Mitsubishi A6M Zero in the #2 Engine after the Mission and crashed near Truk Lagoon on 21 May 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/5bg/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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com