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Edward C Abbott Jr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 551st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31598

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 19/12/43; Wilmington 31/12/43; Presque Is 2/1/44; Assigned 551BS/385BG [HR-V] Gt Ashfield 18/1/44; Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44 with Luther Newcomer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Panasuk, Waist gunner: Ed...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Highbank, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 2 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2020 17:02:48 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix
Sources

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8161 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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