Askew, Jack Thomas, GM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Little Rock, AR
Last Address
Little Rock, AR

Casualty Date
May 17, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) joined in exercises in the Hawaiian Islands from 31 March 1945 to 21 April 1945, then sailed to join the radar picket line at Okinawa, arriving 5 May 1945. She accounted for 7 planes during a concentrated attack by 11 enemy planes, splashed 5 of her attackers before being hit by a kamikaze and its bomb, and sprayed with gasoline from 1 of her own victims. Although 7 of her crew were killed and 35 wounded, the fires were quickly extinguished and effective damage control measures enabled Fox to reach Kerama Retto under her own power for temporary repairs.
 
GM2 Askew was among those listed and missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 3469541
   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
  1941-1944, GM-0000, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
  1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Tassafaronga (Fourth Savo)
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Majuro (Operation Flintlock)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
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  Nov 15, 1941, Promoted to S2c
  Apr 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to GM3
  Apr 01, 1945, Promoted to GM2
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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