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Clayton S Abraham

Military

Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's 3 miles East of Ahrweiler. Last seen dropping behind formation with both engines smoking, gear down, going into spin, crashed. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11663.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    Group
    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 573rd Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 42-107747

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF. 51 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's 3 miles East of Ahrweiler. Last seen dropping behind formation with both engines smoking, gear down, going into spin,...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Multnomah County, OR, USA 1922

Myron H and Helen Abraham.

Lived in Oregon, USA 1942
Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 2 May 1942
Based Matching 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 573BS, 391BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Ahrweiler, Germany. Shot down by Fw190's 3 miles East of Ahrweiler. Last seen dropping behind formation with both engines smoking, gear down, going into spin, crashed. KIA. MACR 11663.

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-Avold
Departement de la Moselle
Lorraine, France. Plot B Row 20 Grave 25.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2018 22:50:23 Kauko56 Changes to events
Sources

ABMC database

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2016 21:56:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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