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Marshall T Abraham

Military

Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-17 #42-30855 'Ol' Massa', Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30855 "Ol' Massa"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/8/43; Gr Isle 3/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 3/1/44; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Dana Lenkelt, Co-pilot: Wendell Johnson, Bombardier: Harry Dershimer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jesse Pack, Radio...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 25 October 1921
Enlisted Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 28 January 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 8 May 1944
Died 8 May 1944
Buried

Plot B, Row 16, Grave 7.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2020 19:35:42 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2020 13:45:36 Andycole0 Changes to service number and events
Sources

American Battle Monument's Commission, www.abmc.gov
National Archive and Records Administration.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4586 / MACR 4586, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1154 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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