Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Second Class Jack Thomas Askew.
Unit/Placed in, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) Destroyer, United states Navy.
Jack is born approx. on 1924 in Kentucky.
Father, J.T. Askew.
Mother, Bernice .
Sister(s), Alice V. and Dorris M. Askew.
Brother(s), Charles Askew.
Jack enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3469541.
Jack was KIA on the Picket Line at Okinawa when the USS Douglas was Hit by a Kamikaze and his Bombload on 17 May 1945, 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.
Jack is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/779.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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com