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Robert D. Abney

Military

Survived the war because he was hospitalized for severe frostbite when his crew and plane flew its last mission on Dec 11, 1943.

Service

People

  • James Haddox

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #4237715 'Sugar Foot. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37715 Sugar Foot

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 5/8/43; Grd Island 20/9/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-G] Thorpe Abbotts 25/9/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Jim Haddox, Co-pilot: John Wagner, Navigator: Albt Warfordbody washed up 17/3/44, Bombardier: Ellsworth Power,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 02:28:18 MSG_R_Hall Changes to biography
Sources

Veteran's interview 21SEP2016

Date Contributor Update
23 September 2016 01:29:33 MSG_R_Hall Changes to biography and events
Sources

Personal communication with the WWII Veteran by phone on 21SEP2016

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2016 05:23:00 MSG_R_Hall Changes to biography, events, person associations and aircraft associations
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Veteran interview with the Tail Gunner of 42-37715, SSG Robert Abney, on 21SEP2016.

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2016 05:21:18 MSG_R_Hall Changes to unit associations
Sources

Veteran interview with Robert Abney - 21SEP2016

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2016 05:11:44 MSG_R_Hall Changes to biography and events
Sources

Veteran interview - Robert Abney.

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2016 05:09:19 MSG_R_Hall Changes to service number, biography and events
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Telephonic interview with Robert Abney, 21SEP2016.

Date Contributor Update
22 September 2016 04:04:55 MSG_R_Hall Changes to middlename, nickname and awards
Sources

Personal communication 21SEP2016.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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