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Robert Merlin Abraham


Bob grew up in Houston, graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and then enlisted in the service to defend his country. Bob faithfully served in the United States Army Air Corps, and was in numerous European theater campaigns during World War II including Normandy, D-Day. Later Bob faithfully served as VFW Commander of his post in Kilgore. Bob moved to Kilgore (TX) in 1970 to pursue a career in the oil and gas business with Johnston-Lawrence Co where he and Rosalie remained after retirement.


Units served with

  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

  • 85th Troop Carrier Squadron

Associated Place

  • Ramsbury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training station, Ramsbury was allocated while under construction to the Eighth Air Force as a transport base. Built during 1942, it had eventually three concrete runways, 28 pan and 24 loop hardstandings, and two T2...


Event Location Date
Born Lemoore, CA 93245, USA 27 August 1924
Died Kilgore, TX 75662, USA 13 April 2017


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2018 22:32:59 jaxticotribute Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, biography, events, unit associations and place associations

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