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Frank J Abbadessa


Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30182 'Blondie II'. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30182 'Blondie II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 28/4/43; Walla Walla 5/7/43; Tinker 28/5/43; Smoky Hill 1/6/43; Dow Fd 6/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E], then 412BS [QW-E] Horham 15/6/43; (25m), Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Jack Moore, Co-pilot:...


Event Location Date
Born Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Enlisted Newark, New Jersey 3 August 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 11 December 1943
Died 11 December 1943
Name on the Tablets of the Missing Cambridge American Cemetery

Coton, South Cambridgeshire.


Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:46:49 Andycole0 Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:37:24 Andycole0 Changes to events

The National Archives and Records Administration.

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 14:17:58 Andycole0 Changes to service number, awards and events

American Battle Monument's Commission,

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2020 02:30:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1562 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database