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Franklin D Abbott Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed into the Baltic Sea on 6/20/44 in B-24 #44-40128, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born Kalamazoo, Michigan 30 January 1918
Enlisted Fort Custer, Michigan 14 January 1942
Killed in Action Baltic Sea 20 June 1944
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery

Listed on the Tablets of the Missing.


Date Contributor Update
11 May 2020 00:41:39 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 15:08:29 Andycole0 Changes to events

National Archives and Records Administration

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 15:02:08 Andycole0 Changes to service number, awards and events

American Battle Monument's Commission,
National Archives and Records Administration.
Find a Grave.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 16:08:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 7075 ;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7075