Gerald Ulysses Ashmore

Military

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14046464
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-25 Mitchell
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mayfield, Kansas 1918-08-23 8/23 from his draft registration card, which he signed. Other sources have it as 8/22

Buried

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 1950-01-13 Zachary Taylor National Cemetery Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA PLOT SECTION E SITE 226
Wichita, Kansas 1940-10-16 311 West Douglas Worked for Southwest Stoker and Engineering Company

Died

1944-04-06 7T was also crippled by ack-ack over the target and was last seen aflame as it spiraled earthward. Four 'chutes left the plane which most probably added four more men to the P of W list. 2nd Lts. G.U. Ashmore, H.E. Finney, G.J. Simpson; Sgts. J.W. Ikner, J.S. Klein and Cpl. B.A. Burton were crew members aboard 7T. George was a 2nd Lt in the Air Force and was flying a B-25 Bomber when it was struck by flak over the target, Perugia Aerodrome in Central Italy. 3 members of the crew were able to jump to safety. 3 other crew members were killed. Lt. Ashmore jumped from the plane but it was reported by Italian residents that his parachute did not open. His body was found near the crashed air plane. The bodies of the other two crew members were found in the wreckage.