2nd Lt Phillips Abbott Jr., pilot of the P-47 Thunderbolt 42-75412, took off from A-1 at St-Pierre-du-Mont on a mission over Tours. He was flying in the no.4 spot in Blue Section. According to 2nd Lt Herbert G. Stewart, Abbott was hit by flak and bailed out at 1600, but his parachute did not open on time and he plummeted to his death.
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The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...
||Louisville, GA, ארצות הברית
||4 June 1922
||לה מאן, צרפת
||13 July 1944
||Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot N, Row 5, Grave 12