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James Abernathy, Jr
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1918
Death: Aug. 20, 1944

James Abernathy was a co-pilot assigned to the 25th Bomb Squadron, 40th Bomb Group, 58th Bomb Wing, XX Bomber Command

On 20 August B-29 serial #42-6301 (Wayupinthere) was unreported after leaving the primary target at the Imperial Iron and Steel Works in Yawata, Japan. This was the first daylight mission against Japan since the Doolittle raid of 1942. Later on it was learned that the airplane went down at a point 170 miles south of Hsinching, China. It was initally believed that the plane ran out of gas and the men bailed out over China. Later, it was determined that the crashed 45 miles south of Kunlien, China. The pilot, Captain JAMES A SLATTERY and all crew members were killed, and were buried on the spot by the Chinese. 

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: E, 0, 66
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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James Abernathy, Jr
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James Abernathy, Jr
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Thank you for serving our country! You gave the ultimate sacrifice to give freedom to the rest of us.
- Sue
 Added: May. 25, 2014
Thank you for your courage, service and ultimate sacrifice so that future generations of our great country could know freedom. May you rest in eternal peace.
- Linda Mac
 Added: Feb. 28, 2014

- Dorothy Heath Miller
 Added: Dec. 23, 2009

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