Asafa "Asa" Phelps was a member of the Flying Hellfish, Grampa's unit in World War II. Along with the rest of the unit, he took part in a tontine where the last surviving member would take sole possession of a group of paintings they liberated. He was the seventh member of the group to die.
According to Reverend Lovejoy's eulogy, Asa was in Springfield for all of his life, save for when he served in World War II as a member of the Flying Hellfish (of which he did four years of service) and during a day trip in High School. He also worked at the United Strut and Bracing Works as a molder. However, he was replaced by a Molder-Matic, with his dying presumably shortly thereafter.
Behind the scenes
- Due to Reverend Lovejoy's eulogy saying "He worked at the United Strut and Bracing Works as a molder's boy, until he was replaced by a Molder-Matic, and died", it is unclear whether that was meant to imply his death was him committing suicide as a result of his being replaced.
| Flying Hellfish Members
|Abraham Simpson | Sheldon Skinner | Arnie Gumble | Asa Phelps | Iggy Wiggum | Milton Haas | Etch Westgrin | Griff McDonald | Charles Montgomery Burns | Commander Flanders|