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Thomas Rowland Asbury

Military

Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Roy Glascoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned 414BS/97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 6855. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6197

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 21/6/44; Dow Fd 1/7/44; Assigned 414BS/97BG Amendola 9/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 22/7/44 with Roy Glascoe, Asbury, Granity, Blair, Grayson, Burrows, Chretien, Bard, Carik, Berry; flak, crashed Ploesti; Missing Air...

Associated Place

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Event Location Date
Born Gerton, NC 25 September 1921

Son of Samuel Jennings Jr and Winnie [Rowland] Asbury.

Enlisted Washington, DC 11 September 1942
Based Amendola 1944 – 22 July 1944

Assigned 414BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Ploesti 22 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 22-Jul-44; Crashed Ploesti POW. MACR 6855.

Prisoner of War (POW) Romania 22 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Romania.

Discharged USAAF 17 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Gerton, NC 23 December 1989
Buried Bearwallow Cemetery, Gerton, NC January 1990

Bearwallow Cemetery
Gerton, Henderson County, NC

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