Frederick Lincoln Ashworth

Frederick Lincoln Ashworth

Birth
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Dec 2005 (aged 93)
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Section 5, Grave 331E
Memorial ID 12618509 · View Source
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World War II United States Naval Officer. He was the weaponeer aboard World War II B-29 "Bock's Car", which dropped the atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945. Born in Massachusetts, he was a 1933 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. With the United States entry into World War II, he was assigned to the Manhattan Project and the construction of the atom bomb. On August 9, 1945, three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, Ashworth was assigned on board the "Bock's Car", which was set to drop the second atomic bomb. His chief job was to arm the weapon. The bomb was ultimately dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki and Japan would surrender a few days later on August 15, 1945. He retired from the Navy as a Vice Admiral in 1968.

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VICE ADMIRAL US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
KOREA Viet Nam
SILVER STAR
BRONZE STAR
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
LEGION OF MERIT


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 12618509
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Lincoln Ashworth (24 Jan 1912–3 Dec 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12618509, citing Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .