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Julian B Abel


Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3185 'Queen Bee'. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B.



Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3185 Queen Bee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Bangor 21/5/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Y] Alconbury /43; transferred 2 BAD Warton 2/8/43; 333BS/94BG [TS-L] Rougham /43; Missing in Action Ivry 26/11/3 with Merle Nienaber (chute failed), Radio Operator: Jim Burgin (2...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Enigma, Georgia
Prisoner of War 26 November 1943
Died 17 August 2010
Buried Enigma, Georgia


Date Contributor Update
21 May 2020 19:18:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 16:18:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 1125 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1125