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R H Abel

Military

Died in or near Berlin.

Service

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31071

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Scott 28/9/43; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-U] Thorpe Abbotts 4/10/43; Missing in Action Munster 22/12/43 with Tom Goupill, Co-pilot: Tenvil Jackson, Navigator: Gus Mink, Bombardier: Ralph Barker, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 24 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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