VADM Frederick L. Ashworth

VADM Frederick L. Ashworth was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He served as a commanding officer in Torpedo Squadron Eleven (TV-11), a Staff Aviation Officer, and eventually became Assistant Head of Engineering for the Manhattan Project. He was the weaponeer in crew of B-29 BocksCar for the attack on Nagasaki. This is his autobiography, passed on to AVC by his son Rick Ashworth. The full PDF is accessible in four different files for all to read as part of our mission to guard the legacy and honor the sacrifice of our nation’s heroes. Thank you VADM Ashworth for your service, and thank you to Mr. Rick Ashworth for passing along his story.


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Read Chapters 10-18

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Read Chapters 18-27

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