Robert Wilson Abernathy

Military

Object Number - UPL 22328 - Capt. 'Robert W Abernathy' 350FS, 353FG, 8AF.

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Five confirmed victories. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

He afterwards worked for the Bell South Telephone Co. and Northwestern Bell. For 28 years he was a member of the River City Barbershop Chorus.

Awards: DFC, AM (12OLC). WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Lady Gwen
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Lady Gwen II
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pulaski, Tennessee 1923-03-31

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

England, UK 1945-04-23 Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

Other

Promotion

Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1944-12-05 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Promotion

Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1945-03-15 Promoted to Captain.

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Assigned

Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1944-08-20 - 1945-04-23 Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Mason City, IA 50401, USA 2008-12-14 Mason City Cerro Gordo County Iowa, USA

Buried

Memorial Park Cemetery Mason City Cerro Gordo County IA 2008-12-17 Memorial Park Cemetery Mason City Cerro Gordo County Iowa, USA.

Enlisted

Forest Camp Rd, Spring City, TN 37381, USA 1942-12-12 Enlisted Camp Forest Tennessee.

Other

Crashed

Raydon, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 1944-09-13 Taxiing Accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Robert W Abernathy, 13-Sep-44. P-51D5 44-13842 - 350FS 353FG 8AF.

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