Byrd Ashburn

World War II
Service #35392027
RankTechnical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit3rd Squadron, 5276th Rescue Group
Entered Service From
Ohio
Date of DeathMarch 7, 1946
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

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