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Jack Leonard Abrams

Military

On the 17th October 1944, whilst on route from Pantanella, Italy to bomb an ordnance factory South of Vienna, 1st Lieutenant Abrams plane, B24-J Liberator, (Lively Lady), was hit by flak. Abrams was believed to have been killed instantly on the flight deck. The Liberator began a downward glide and the rest of the crew bailed out.
The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Donald K Waldron was captured and subsequently returned to the wreckage where he was able to identify the body of Jack L Abrams.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 777th Bomb Squadron

    777th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

Aircraft

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11 February 1921
Enlisted Milwaukee, Wisconsin 30 June 1942
Died Parndorf, Austria 17 October 1944

Killed instantly when aircraft hit by flak.

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot A, Row 16, Grave 21.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 14:58:20 Andycole0 Changes to biography
Sources

Missing aircraft report 44-41070

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 14:49:21 Andycole0 Changes to media associations
Sources

American Battle Monument's Commission www.abmc.gov
National Archives and Records Administration
Missing Aircraft Record 44-41070
Ancestry.com
Find a Grave.com

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 14:32:37 Andycole0 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations and place associations
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Whilst on a mission from Pantanella in Italy, to attack an ordnance plant south of Vienna, 1st Lieutenant Abrams B24-J Liberator, (Lively Lady), was hit by flak above Parndorf, Austria. Other members of the crew believe that Jack Abrams was killed instantly whilst on the flight deck.
The rest of the crew bailed out as their Liberator began a slow glide downwards. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Donald K Waldron, was captured and subsequently taken back to the wreckage by the German authorities where he was able to identify the body of Jack L Abrams.

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