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Wilbert Abshire


Killed in Action (KIA). AC 42-95183 'Briney Marlin' Forming up, hit by AC 42-95159. Plane went into spin and crew was ordered to bail out. Immediately after Carlstrum and Abshire bailed out, the pilot was able to gain control and the rest of the crew decided to stay with the plane and landed safely. Picture of plane p. 17


Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Louisiana
Died 27 May 1944


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

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 266. Folded Wings of the 458th Bomb Group, p. 17 & page 192 & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia