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Luverne Fritz Abendroth


Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).


Units served with

  • 3rd Scouting Force

    3rd Scouting Force

    The 3rd Scouting Force was unique in that it operated P-51s and B-17s simultaneously, flying weather reconnaissance and escort missions for the 8th Air Force's Bomb Groups. ...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Associated Place

  • Sudbury (Acton)

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born Washington, USA 19 November 1917

Son of Fritz and Adele Mindella [Harwood] Abendroth.

Enlisted Portland, OR, USA 27 December 1941
Assigned Sudbury, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10, UK 1944 – 31 August 1944

Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 31 August 1944 – 15 April 1945

Transferred to 3rd Scouting Force.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK 15 April 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Buried Washington County, OR, USA 1987

Fir Lawn Cemetery
Washington County
Oregon, USA.

Died Washington, USA 14 November 1987


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 15:00:49 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 17:36:16 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 15:34:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 15:28:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:09 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list