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Gerald Ulysses Ashmore

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  • Julius Ikner

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 340th Bomb Group

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  • 340th Bomb Group

    340th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...

  • 487th Bomb Squadron

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Born Mayfield, Kansas 23 August 1918

8/23 from his draft registration card, which he signed. Other sources have it as 8/22

Lived in Wichita, Kansas 16 October 1940

311 West Douglas

Worked for Southwest Stoker and Engineering Company

Died 6 April 1944

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.

Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery 13 January 1950

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
PLOT SECTION E SITE 226

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2022 02:03:27 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
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corrected airfield connections

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2022 22:54:33 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://57thbombwing.com/340th_History/487th_History/transcripts/13_Hist_...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_24214...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44011_12_00...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48025907/gerald-u-ashmore

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