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John Charles Abeyta


Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Chester Flick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • 42-102411

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 42-39885

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/9/43; Gr Island 21/10/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 30/12/43; transferred 750BS/457BG [Q] Glatton 22/5/45; then 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; 134m, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, CA, USA 27 March 1919

Son of Casemiro B and Flora Abeyta.

Lived in Colorado, USA 1941
Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 6 August 1942
Based Molesworth 24 May 1944 – 13 July 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK July 1944

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Buried Erie, CO, USA September 1976

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Weld County
Colorado, USA

Died Erie, CO, USA 21 September 1976


Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:08:47 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2017 15:05:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations