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Asmus, Willard Louis

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Willard Louis Asmus.

Unit/Placed in, USS Perkind (DD-337) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Willard is born approx. on 6 Aug. 1909 in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

Father, William L. Asmus.

Mother, Augusta C. (Kind) Asmus.

Sister(s), Dora I.L. and Verena R. Asmus.

Brother(s), Emerald W.H. Martin W. Orvett O.C. and Louis C. Asmus.

Spouse, Iva M. (Howell) Asmus.

Daughters, Ardella and Charlotte Asmus.


Willard enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 6649297.


Willard died when the MV Duntroon (Australian Troopship) Accidentally rammed and Sunk the USS Perkins on 29 Nov. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Willard 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/05/377.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 Perkins (DD-377) Destroyer
MV Duntroon, Australian Troopship
Willard Louis Asmus
His rank Fireman Third Class