Raymond Ashba
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Raymond Morris Ashba (1923 - 1960)

1st Lt. Raymond Morris Ashba
Born in Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 2 Apr 1943 in Greenwood Co., South Carolinamap
Father of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)]
Died in Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jun 2016
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1st Lt. Raymond Ashba served in the United States Army Air Forces in World War II
Service started: 19 Feb 1943
Unit(s): 453rd Bombardment Group
Service ended: 1945
Raymond Morris Ashba
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Raymond Morris Ashba was born on June 12, 1923, in Indiana, the child of Manford Walter and Ida M. Ray Morris Ashba.

Gender Male. Birth Date 12 Jul 1923. Birth Place Fairfield, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA. Registration Year 1923. Certificate Number 32644. Roll number 014. Agency Indiana State Board of Health. [1] He married Wanda Anita Wagg on April 2, 1943, in Greenwood County, South Carolina. They had three children during their marriage. After the War, he completed his bachelors degree at the University of Michigan. He was a teacher. He died on December 5, 1960, in Warren, Michigan, at the age of 37, and was buried in Birmingham, Michigan. He entered Air Cadet Training and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He saw service in WW II flying missions out of England in B-24s as a bombardier/navigator. His unit USAAF 453RD BG. Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart was the first Operations Officer of Old Buckenham when it started life with its first and most important residents; the USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group. USAAF 453RD BG [2] [3]

Research Notes

  • 735th Bombardment Squadron.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History. Established in mid 1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment squadron, assigned to II Bomber Command for training. Engaged in long-range strategic bombardment of enemy targets in Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany, attacking transportation, industrial, Oil Industry and other targets as directed. Also engaged in tactical bombardment of enemy forces in France in support of the Operation Overlord landings in Normandy, and the subsequent breakout at St-Lo in July 1944. Attacked enemy formations and armor during the Battle of the Bulge, January 1945. Continued bombardment of strategic targets until the German Capitulation in May. [1]


  1. โ†‘ Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
  2. โ†‘ Old Buckenham, USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group
  3. โ†‘ H I S T O R Y 453rd Bombardment Group (H) Station 144, APO #634

World War II ยท US Army. Army Serial Number 16160647 Fold3]

Old Buckenham, USAAF 453rd Bombardment Group]

453rd Bombardment Group (H) Station 144, APO #634]

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