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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J Ashworth


Jack Ashworth was born in 1921 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. His father appears in the 1911 census as a tool fitter and in the 1939 register as a tool maker, foreman.

In 1948 Mr and Mrs Ashworth became naturalized United States citizens.

J Ashworth joined the RAF as an Aircrafthand in July 1938 and later re-mustered as an Airman u/t Air Gunner. He was posted to 29 Squadron, operating Blenheims at Digby, as an Aircraftman in early April 1940.

By 1st June Ashworth had been promoted to Sergeant. He was still serving with 29 Squadron on 8th December.

Commissioned from Warrant Officer in September 1942, Ashworth was released in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died in Tameside, Greater Manchester (the same area in which he was born) in February 1984.

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