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Robert Richard Abbott

Military

Service

People

  • John Suchiu

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Mijenaleck in B-24 Lady Lighting #4252597

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52597 Lady Lightning

    B-24 Liberator
    Our pilot (Arthur Kraft) picked the plane up at the Willow Run factory and had to sign a $50,000 voucher. We were a new group. In February 1944 we took off from West Palm Beach, F:L, stopped in Trinidad and then on to Belem, Brazil. From there we...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 17 May 1923
Lived in Findlay, OH 45840, USA 1943

519 Hull Avenue

Enlisted Toledo, OH, USA 10 April 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) 7946 Wanneperveen, Netherlands 15 August 1944
Buried 7971 Havelte, Netherlands 17 August 1944
Buried Findlay, OH 45840, USA 8 January 1949

Maple Grove Cemetery
Findlay
Hancock County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Block 32, Lot 111, Space 1

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2015 11:49:00 Lucyd Changes to unit associations
Sources

Combined two entries to create a single entry. Record contains information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8428/Wall of Valor
http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=4&tf=F&q=abbot...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Abbott&GSfn=Robert...

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2015 17:48:07 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian
http://www.teunispats.nl

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8428 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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