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S1 William James Ashley

S1 William James Ashley

Birth
Death 11 Sep 1943
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Tablets Of The Missing--Buried at Sea
Memorial ID 56306141 · View Source
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Son of Ambrose Ignatius Ashley who resided in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

William served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Savannah (CL-42), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

William was "Killed In Action" when the Savannah was hit by a German radio-controlled Fritz X glide-bomb which caused extensive casualties aboard and serious damage to the Savannah off Salerno during the war.

William was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was buried at sea.

Service # 2073589

The Savannah survived the attack and the war. She served in the task force that carried President Roosevelt to the Yalta Conference in early 1945.

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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SEAMAN 1C USN CONNECTICUT


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56306141
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 William James Ashley (unknown–11 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56306141, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .