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Thomas W Abbott

Military

Completed 30 missions

DFC, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28711 'Little Sheppard'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 30 June 1918
Died 9 April 2010

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Lived in

1925 Weirton Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Buried

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies-Cecil, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2018 17:52:39 daba82 Changes to role and events
Sources

AAF Record Transcriptions

FindaGrave Memorial
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51039785/thomas-william-abbott

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#150, 6th Heavy Bomb.Proc HQ, Herington, Kansas 5 Nov 43

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