Abernathy, Robert Lloyd, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1949 - 1965
Major

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fredrickstown
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Englewood Cemetery - Clinton, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 019

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Jun 17, 2015
   
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On 17 December 1967, Major Robert Abernathy was serving as a copilot aboard an AC-47D (# 43-49492), on a courier flight between Tan Son Nhut and Phan Rang. Apparently, the aircraft was struck by groundfire during its night time flight. The wreckage was located on 23 December and the bodies of the nine men on board the aircraft were recovered.

He left a wife, Dorothy, and two children at his passing.

Note; Accident report for 12 August 1953. What happened?
http://www.accident-report.com/crews/1946_1955/1953.html

Sources:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohenry/cemetery/eng01.html
http://thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=43 (memorials and photo)
http://www.ac47-gunships.com/ac47_miakia.htm
http://www.ac47-gunships.com/images/ac47_r_abernathy.htm (photo)
http://46thars.tripod.com/id2.html
http://46thars.tripod.com/id5.html
http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=85
http://www.VirtualWall.org/da/AbernathyRL01a.htm (photo)
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19651217-1
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mohenry/obituary/b08obit.html (obit)




http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=abernathy&GSfn=robert&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1965&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=15072812&df=all&

   
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