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Corp Jay Clinton Asher
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Corp Jay Clinton Asher Veteran

Birth
Nebraska, USA
Death
29 Nov 1942 (aged 20)
Monument
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 7, 1946.

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Jay served as a Corporal on B-17F #41-24546, 403rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Laramie County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 30, 1941 at Fort Francis E. Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

Jay was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 failed to return from a mission to shadow a Japanese convoy of four destroyers in the Vitiaz Strait which is between New Guinea & New Britain during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 17024475

The photo of the headstone to the right shows "Nebraska" as his state and not "Wyoming". However on that headstone the family decided to put his state of birth instead of his state of residence as was normally done.

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Airmen who perished on B-17F (#41-24546):

Asher, Jay C ~ Corp, WY
Benson, Omar B ~ Sgt, TX
Charles, Thomas N ~ Maj, Observer, FL
Cotton, Randall O ~ 1st Lt, TX
Davis, Harry O, Jr ~ 1st Lt, PA
Evans, Richard J ~ Corp, NE
Futhey, Alvin D ~ Sgt, OK
Goldsmith, Charles ~ Sgt, PA
Hartburg, Merle L ~ S/Sgt, NY
Ozanne, James R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, IL
Titus, John E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 7, 1946.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Jay served as a Corporal on B-17F #41-24546, 403rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Laramie County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 30, 1941 at Fort Francis E. Warren, Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

Jay was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 failed to return from a mission to shadow a Japanese convoy of four destroyers in the Vitiaz Strait which is between New Guinea & New Britain during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 17024475

The photo of the headstone to the right shows "Nebraska" as his state and not "Wyoming". However on that headstone the family decided to put his state of birth instead of his state of residence as was normally done.

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Airmen who perished on B-17F (#41-24546):

Asher, Jay C ~ Corp, WY
Benson, Omar B ~ Sgt, TX
Charles, Thomas N ~ Maj, Observer, FL
Cotton, Randall O ~ 1st Lt, TX
Davis, Harry O, Jr ~ 1st Lt, PA
Evans, Richard J ~ Corp, NE
Futhey, Alvin D ~ Sgt, OK
Goldsmith, Charles ~ Sgt, PA
Hartburg, Merle L ~ S/Sgt, NY
Ozanne, James R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, IL
Titus, John E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56780934/jay_clinton-asher: accessed ), memorial page for Corp Jay Clinton Asher (29 Mar 1922–29 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56780934, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).