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Milton B Abernathy


Shot down by flak on a mission to Dyon, FR on 6 Feb 1944 in B-17G 42-97498 'Padded Cell'. Crew baled out and a/c crashed near Bricey. Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97498

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; Presque Is 22/12/43; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK- ] Molesworth 14/1/44; Missing in Action Caen 6/2/44 with Julius Bass, Navigator: Milton Abernathy, Bombardier: Matt Zientor, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...


Event Location Date
Born Gainesville, Texas 8 September 1922


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 15:07:08 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 2348 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:16 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2384, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces