Earl Leroy Abbott

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 22301 - 1st Lt Earl L Abbott of the 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group poses with his P-47D 42-8435 'Sandra Lee'.

Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12319.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Flossie II Lady Connie
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 364th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Sandra Lee
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 406th Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muriel V
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 495th Fighter Training Group 328th Fighter Squadron 487th Fighter Squadron 552nd Fighter Training Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Flossie
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Springboro, PA 16435, USA 8 January 1919 Son of Harry Edward and Edna C [Graff] Abbott.

Other

Transferred

Bradley International Airport Con, Connecticut, USA 24 August 1942 Transferred to 322FS, 326FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promoted

Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 28 May 1944 Promoted to Captain.

Other

Transferred

Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK 28 May 1944 Transferred to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Aachen, Germany 24 January 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Aachen area. Last seen in pursuit of enemy A/C near Aachen in P-51D 'Flossie III' 44-14710 24-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 12319.

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

England, UK End Tour of Duty (ETD) Jul-44.

Other

Promoted

Bodney, Thetford, Norfolk IP26, UK Promoted to Major.

Other

Assigned

New York, NY, USA Assigned to 89FS, 80FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Tablets of the missing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial Coton South Cambridgeshire District Cambridgeshire, England.

Buried

Erie County, PA, USA Memorialised Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery Erie Erie County Pennsylvania, USA.
Erie, PA, USA

Revisions

Date21 Nov 2014 12:07:51
ContributorDeemax
Sources

ncestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Pennsylvania (State). World War II Veterans Compensation Applications, circa 1950s. Records of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Record Group 91, Series 19.92 (877 cartons). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Date21 Nov 2014 11:43:54
ContributorDeemax
Sources

Rank noted by American Battle Monuments Commission.

Date21 Nov 2014 11:40:17
ContributorDeemax
Sources

Awards listed by American Battle Monuments Commission.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:58
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12319 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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