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Maj Robert Lloyd Abernathy
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1928
Fredericktown
Madison County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1965
Ninh Thuan, Vietnam

KILLED IN ACTION

Major Robert Abernathy served as a pilot with the 4th Air Commando Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force flying out of Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN. On 17 December 1967, he was serving as a copilot aboard an AC-47D (# 43-49492), on a courier flight between Tan Son Nhut AB and Phan Rang AB, RVN. Apparently, the aircraft was struck by groundfire during its night time flight. The wreckage was located on 23 December 1967 and the bodies of the crew and passengers on board the aircraft were recovered 23 December 1965 (A crew of 4).

MILITARY- Killed in action at the age of 37 years old.
MAJOR
4th COMDO SQ AF
DFC-AM 2 OLC
WWII, KOREAN WAR, VIETNAM

BURIAL; 13 JUNE, 1991

Married Feb. 1953 to Dorothy Lee BRANSTETTER (Dorothy later married BRIGGS (see Dorothy Briggs)

Their children; Robert, Susan


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dorothy Lee Branstetter Briggs (1931 - 2001)
 
Burial:
Englewood Cemetery
Clinton
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Blk-517; L-2195; GR-01
 
Maintained by: LaDon Brennan
Originally Created by: Thomas Spangler
Record added: Jul 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15072812
Maj Robert Lloyd Abernathy
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Maj Robert Lloyd Abernathy
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Maj Robert Lloyd Abernathy
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