Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate First Class Ernest Ashworth Jr.
Unit/Placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Ernest is born approx. on 14 Nov. 1920 in New Jersey.
Father, Ernest Ashworth Sr.
Mother, Irene R. (Biggs) Ashworth.
Sister(s), Dorothy M. Ashworth.
Brother(s), Earl, Clayton and Parker Ashworth.
Ernest enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 6472657.
Ernest was KIA when the USS Spence sunk in the Typhoon Cobra, Philippine Sea on Dec 18, 1944, 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.
Ernest is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussspence/
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