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1st Lt Earl L Abbott of the 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group poses with his P-47D 42-8435 'Sandra Lee'.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron


  • Earl Abbott

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan...


  • 42-8435 'Sandra Lee'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Earl L Abbott. Transferred to 514FS, 406FG 9AF USAAF. Lost on a ferry flight from Burtonwood to Y-29 Asch Belgium. Crashed near Hunsel Netherlands on 20-Feb-45. Pilot 1st Lt Henry M Deja baled...


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19 June 2016 11:34:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations