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Mercer G Abernathy


548th Bomb Squadron, 385th Bomb Group, Heavy. KIA 4 April 1945


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38639 Shadie Sadie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/8/44; Patterson 8/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-E] Great Ashfield 1/10/44; Missing in Action Kiel 4/4/45 with Capt Tim Crimmins, Capt Jim Murphy, Mercer Abernathy, Jim Dodd, Bob Bartlett, Bob...


Event Location Date
Born McKinney, Texas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 4 April 1945
Died 4 April 1945
Enlisted Texas


Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 17:06:38 Joe Jones Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13722 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database