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George A Abbott

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Ruehlow in B-17 Sleepytime Gal on 6/21/44 #42102527 Prisoner of War (POW)

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102527 Sleepytime Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Gr Island 21/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-A] Bassingbourn 22/4/44; Missing in Action 14+m Berlin 21/6/44 with Ed Waters, Co-pilot: George Abbott, Bombardier: Jim Van Pelt, Waist gunner: Bob Hettinger (4...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oakdale, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5983 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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