|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1943|
Samuel Maurice Aston was born in 1923, the oldest of the five children born to Samuel Otto Aston and Jessie Marie Carpenter. He had two brothers, Johnny Ray who died when Maurice was three, and Clyde Wallace, and two sisters, Neta Fay twin to Johnny Ray, and Veda Maxine.
Maurice enlisted in the Army Air Corps November 2, 1942 as a PVT and was a member of the 407th AAF Bomb Squadron. He was waist-gunner on a B17 fortress that crashed 400 yards away from a village in Northend, Warwickshire, England on November 13, 1943.
Maurice was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.
"Samuel enlisted in 1942 and trained at AP Mech, Lincoln, Nebraska, and at the Gunnery School, Las Vegas, Neveda before serving with the 407th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bombardment Group, based at RAF Podington in Bedfordshire.
He was awarded the Purple Heart, European Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, and Lapel Button WWII."
This excerpt is courtesy of Steve Potts, Thatcham, Berkshire, England. The village in Northend, Warwickshire was his home village. His cousin had a bronze plaque, with the names of the ten crew who were killed, attached to the village war memorial about 15 years ago.
Sam Otto Aston (1897 - 1967)
Jessie Marie Carpenter Aston (1907 - 1993)
Samuel Maurice Aston (1923 - 1943)
Clyde Wallace Aston (1927 - 1974)*
Note: Sgt, US Air Force, World War II
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section O Site 32
Created by: Rita Collvins Mayfield
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 302020