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George Samuel Abood

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed near Marigny in B-24 #42-95026 on 25 July 1944. Abood escaped the aircraft via the tail hatch.

Abood was captured on landing and imprisoned in Stalag lft 4, according to his Granddaughter he was put up to a firing squad "3 times" and one of those times was when he tried to escape. He and his other comrades escaped to a barn in Germany and were caught by German soldiers. Abood was reunited in the prison camp with his cousin George Shady, and Abood bribed a German solider so he could see his cousin.

Both George Abood and George Shady were on the Black Death March across Germany. When George Shady became ill during the march, a German solider told Abood that he had to carry his cousin or both would be shot. Abood carried his cousin 300 miles until they were liberated at the end of the march. Abood was imprisoned for a year and lost 40lbs in the process.

After the war Abood returned to the US and lived a quiet life, but his granddaughter reports he suffered from PTSD and other injuries as a result of his service.

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bridgeville, PA, USA 3 December 1916
Prisoner of War Stalag Luft 4 1944 – 1945
Crashed Marigny, France 25 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2018 00:27:47 Georganne Henson Changes to awards
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Georganne Henson

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2018 23:28:48 Georganne Henson Changes to events
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Georganne Henson

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2018 02:47:50 Georganne Henson Changes to awards
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Georganne Henson (granddaugther)

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2018 11:22:23 Georganne Henson Changes to events
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Georganne Henson (granddaugther)

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2018 22:56:34 Georganne Henson Changes to awards
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Georganne Henson (granddaughter)

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2018 09:40:14 Emily Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography and events
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Information provided by Georganne Henson, Grandaughter

MACR 8668 via Fold 3

POW Record

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:11 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8668 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Unit history MACR 8668

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