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Thomas J Abadessa

Military

Staff Sergeant Thomas Abadessa, from Jamestown NY, served as an ammunition handler with the 339th Fighter Group at Fowlmere, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 5 August 1914

Son of Gaetano and Josephine Crasti Abadessa

Lived in Jamestown, NY 14701, USA 1942
Died 14 December 2005
Buried Jamestown, NY 14701, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2018 12:15:29 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.339thfg.com/personnel.html
http://www.coulthart.com/134/mos.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12720136/thomas-j.-abadessa

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster at www.339thfg.com, group personnel

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