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James W Abell

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Lostau in B-24 #4250481

Service

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 16 August 1944
Died 16 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8423 / MACR 8423 & Watts book p 142 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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