Ashford, James Joseph, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1948-1951, 131X, VF-51 Screaming Eagles
Service Years
1944 - 1951
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wichita, KS
Last Address
Marshall, MO

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1951
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VF-51 Screaming EaglesUSS Valley Forge (CV-45)USS Essex (CV-9)
  1948-1951, 131X, VF-51 Screaming Eagles
  1950-1950, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1951-1951, 131X, USS Essex (CV-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952/Raids on the Sui-ho Dam
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 17, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lieutenant Junior Grade Ashford a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a was the pilot of a F9F-2 Pantherjet fighter with Fighter Squadron 51 aboard the carrier USS ESSEX (CV-9). On September 4, 1951, while on a making a run on a truck near Sinp'yong, his aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed five and a half miles north northwest of Sinp'yong, North Korea.

Service number: 446202
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Korean War Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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