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John D Abrell

Military

Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-17 42-97569. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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

  • 42-97569

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/12/43; Salt Lake City 27/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 3/2/44; transferred 413BS/96BG [MZ-M] Snetterton 4/2/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 18/4/44 with John Abrell (Killed in Action) + 385BG crew; Navigator:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bloomington, Illinois, USA 11 January 1923
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 18 April 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2016 14:51:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 4161

Additional details from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4161 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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