PHILIP H. ASHWORTH, LTJG, USN
Philip Ashworth '31
Date of birth: September 11, 1908
Date of death: November 17, 1938
From the 1931 Lucky Bag:
Philip was lost on November 17, 1938 in a seaplane crash at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Another man aboard was killed, three were injured, and one was uninjured.
The Navy Directory of 1938 lists him as a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
One of Philip's brothers, Frederick, graduated the Naval Academy in 1933 and went on to a long and distinguished career in the Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral. Frederick was the weaponeer aboard the B-29 that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and later was Commandant of Midshipmen and then Commander, Sixth Fleet.