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Paul Constantine Abrahamson

Military

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt in B-17 42-30181 'Herky Jerky II' 24-Jan-44; shot down by fighters, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2258

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Clay Burnette

    Military | Major | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Frankfurt in B-17 42-30181 'Herky Jerky II' 24-Jan-44; shot down by fighters, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2258 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30181 'Herky Jerky II' 'Lover Boy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24-Apr-43; Smoky Hill 5-May-43; Kearney 29-May-43; Atlanta 2-Jun-43; Dow Field 16-Jun-43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-X] Framlingham 19-Jun-43 HERKY JERKY II; Horham 15-Jun-43; with force landed Framlingham AF 10-Oct-43 with Pilot R.E....

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lanesbboro, Fillmore County, MN 7 May 1921

Son of Ingvald and Lydia Loretta [Nelson] Abrahamson.

Based Horham 1943 – 24 January 1944

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 24 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Lanesboro, MN 17 July 1989
Buried Elstad Lutheran Cemetery Lanesboro, Fillmore County, MN 20 July 1989

Elstad Lutheran Cemetery
Lanesboro, Fillmore County, Minnesota

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2021 19:47:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/record/63544392/paul-c-abrahamson-social-security-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85105904/paul-constantine-abrahamson

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2021 18:57:23 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2258 / MACR 2258, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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