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John H Abel


Shot down by fighters, B-17G #42-31231exploded in mid-air and crashed near Wambeln, GR on a mision to Munster and Hamm, GR on 23 Mar 194. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31231

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/10/43; Gd Island 19/10/43; Romulus 28/10/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-W] Podington 23/11/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 23/3/44 with Homer Wall, Co-pilot: John Abel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Turner (3 Killed in...


Event Location Date
Born Meridian, Mississippi, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 23 March 1944
Died 23 March 1944
Buried Natchez National Cemetery, Mississippi


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3413 / MACR 3413, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database