Marvin Clarence H Abraham

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 52825 - 2nd Lt Marvin C Abraham, 401BG.

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat mission. McCord crew. Munich mission 16-Jul-44, A/C hit by flak causing a failure of the oxygen system to the nose compartment, died of anoxia along with bombardier Irwin Dobrow. Killed in Action (KIA)

"Had the pleasure of personally delivering his bomb to Germany. He is a navigator but when the "Oshkosh Bomb" was dropped he operated the toggle."

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-26100
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ice Cold Katy
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Oshkosh, WI, USA 1919-09-20 Son of Bernhard Otto and Selma Francis [Miller] Abraham

Died

1944-07-16

Enlisted

Milwaukee, WI 1941-07-15 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Buried

1944-07-17 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery

Buried

Peace Lutheran Cemetery Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI Re-Interred Peace Lutheran Cemetery Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-07-16 Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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