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James Abbott

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Ground crew for 'Swamp Fire' 100 missions no aborts. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32024 Swamp Fire

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Swamp Fire was the first Heavy Bomber to reach 100 Missions - "Without an Abort" for the 379th BG. ...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Woodbury County, IA 1924
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Miami, FL 28 July 1943

Miami, Florida

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2019 18:32:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32190790?terms=swamp%20fire
https://sites.google.com/site/swampfiresite/home

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