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Askew, Jack Thomas

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

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 Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) Destroyer
His rank Gunner's Mate Second Class