Carl William Abele

Military

Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676345
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37128669
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-798966
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14139217
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16014308
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Lakewood, Ohio, USA 1916-07-26

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1943-10-14 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. He was severely injured when he bailed out. He returned to the US on a prisoner exchange in January 1945.

Other

Assigned

1943-09-03 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter Golden Williams Crew. Five combat missions.

Enlisted

Cleveland, OH, USA 1941-08-05 Residence: Cuyahoga, Ohio Private, Branch Immaterial Enlisted ASN: 35027665

Died

Ohio, USA 2010-12-01

Revisions

Date6 Jan 2017 02:11:51
Contributorbombercommand
Date18 Jul 2015 17:45:38
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4976

2015-07-18, combined with records Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...
and
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 838

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:10
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 838 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database