Askew, Clyde Lewis, Jr., 1stLt

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First Lieutenant
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7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
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Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1944-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
Service Years
1942 - 1944
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First Lieutenant


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine 1stLt Clyde Lewis Askew, Jr..
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World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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Lt. Clyde Askew was a pilot of a Marine F-4U and was credited with the shoot down of 1 Japanese "Zeke" on 18 January 1944 (near Duke of York Island). His unit was flying out of Piva Yoke Fighter Airstrip, Bouganville, Island, Solomon Islands. On 27 January 1944, he was lost while escorting USAAF B-25s on a mission to bomb the Japanese on Rabaul. He served as wingman for another Marine, Lt. Taylor, who was forced to make a water landing near Cape Torokina due to mechanical problems.  Lt. Taylor was later picked up.  Lt. Taylor observed Lt. Askew, whose aircraft also developed mechanical problems, make a water landing.  Lt. Askew did not get out of the aircraft before it sank.  A later search by search boat came up empty handed. A Memorial grave marker was setup at Ft Gibson National Cemetery, Section MA Site 11.  He remains MIA for nearly 40 years, Lt Askew was given honors 11 Nov 1983.
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Body Not Recovered

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 Unit Assignments
VMF-321Missing In Action
  1943-1944, 7598, VMF-321
  1944-Present, 7598, MIA - WWII
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)
  1943-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
 Colleges Attended
University of Oklahoma
  1934-1938, University of Oklahoma
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