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Askew, Earl Miles Robertson

Rank and Name, Chief Quartermaster Earl Miles Robertson Askew.

Unit/Placed in, USS Asheville (PG-21) Gunboat, United States Navy.


Earl is born approx. on 8 March 1908 in Worchester, Massachusetts.

Father, Edward R. Askew.

Mother, Elizabeth G. Askew.

Sister(s), Alice S. Gertrude S. and Helen R. Askew.

Brother(s), Earl R. Askew Jr.

Spouse, Ola May (Edgar) Askew.


Earl enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 2121568.


Earl was KIA when the USS Asheville was attacked by 2 Japanese Destroyers south of Java and Sunk (Indian Ocean) on March 3, 1942, 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.


Earl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/12/09021.htm


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

His rank Chief Quartermaster
Japanese Destroyer Arashi