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James W Abell Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Lostau in B-24 42-50481.

(Transferred 467th BG)

Service

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 16 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2020 10:45:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to suffix, nickname, service number, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster supplied by Dave Arnett

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 18:03:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 17:45:36 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Added the words "Possible DUPLICATE" in the nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8423 / MACR 8423 & Watts book p 142 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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