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Thomas J Ashe


He was a hero and my Dad. He had 4 daughters with his wife, Mildred Ashe. He served his country in 2 tours of duty. He was taken prisoner after being shot down on his last mission on 11-2-44 and was held until the forced Death March in February of 1945 until his liberation in May of that year. He passed away of May 5, 2006 at the age of 89.
In loving memory,
Bonnie (Ashe) Hanson


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107029 Tail Wind

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 1/2/44; Kearney 7/2/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 3/3/44; 708BG; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Bob Johnson, Ken Nickerson, Rubin Poss, Cecil McGonigle, E. V. Lewelling, Tom Ashe, George Christoff, Bob Gilmore (8...


Event Location Date
Born Springfield, Massachusetts, USA 17 November 1917
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 2 November 1944 – 2 May 1945

Liberated from the Death March


Date Contributor Update
12 February 2019 16:00:18 superbonbon Changes to nickname, biography and events

He was my hero and my Dad. I have his service paperwork

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:57 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 10313 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database