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Howard L Abney


11 missions from July to August 1943. Severely wounded and unable to return to active duty as gunner. 1. 10 July 1943-Poix, France2. 14 July, 1943-Villacoublay, France3. 24 July 1943-Heroya, Norway4. 25 July 1943-Hamburg, Germany5. 26 July 1943-Hamburg, Germany6. 30 July 1943-Kassel, Germany (1 Me 109)7. 12 August 1943-Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1 FW 190)8. 15 August 1943-Abbeville, France9. 16 August 1943-Paris, France10. 17 August 1943-Schweinfurt, Germany (1 Me 110)11. 19 August 1943-Gilse-Rijen, Netherlands-WIA (1 FW 190)

DFC/ AM 3 w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ GC/ ETO w/ battle star/ DUC



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...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Cedartown, Georgia 23 May 1921


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:17 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self