George E Abbott

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 13095

He had been a waist gunner in training to take over the Bombardier role and was in the nose. A German 88 anti aircraft shell had exploded in his lap, killing him instantly. The plane with its nose blown off and up into the windshield made it back to base! Pilot was DeLancey and the Navigator, who escaped the nose only slightly injured, got the plane back to its base. The rest of the crew survived.
(398th History, Vol II lists him as being in the 601st BS in Sept 1944 and receiving the OLC.)

Additional information on these web sites:
http://www.abbott-lavalle.info/narrative/george.html
http://www.398th.org/History/Articles/Remembrances/Ostrom_FortressHome…
http://www.398th.org/History/Articles/News/Stateman_Capi_B-17toBase.html
http://www.398th.org/History/Articles/StarsAndStripes/19441015_DeLancey…
http://www.398th.org/History/Veterans/Voices/Transcriptions/Interview_S…
http://www.398th.org/Awards/DFC/DFC_Citations/DFCs_441202.html#anchor_D…
http://www.398th.org/FlakNews/Articles/Stahlman_Story.html
http://www.398th.org/Images/Images_Aircraft_B-17/Aircraft/43-38172-3O-P…

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Units served with

The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: 2 Sad Lovely Julie
  • Unit: 2nd Strategic Air Depot 398th Bomb Group 601st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 15 October 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania 1925-04-08 Son of Edward Jr and Anna [McKown] Abbott.

Died

Cologne, Germany 1944-10-15

Enlisted

1943-10-18
Pennsylvania, USA

Buried

Pennsylvania, USA Mount Lebanon Cemetery Mount Lebanon Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA.

Revisions

Date28 Dec 2015 10:14:09
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date19 Feb 2015 19:26:41
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Added other relevant web sites.

Date16 Feb 2015 23:35:25
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Associating picture existing on web site with George E. Abbott.

Date16 Feb 2015 23:08:10
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Added abbott-lavalle web site address.

Date16 Feb 2015 21:32:05
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George was born and grew up in Mount Lebanon, Pa.. He died over Cologne, Germany.

Date13 Oct 2014 08:27:09
ContributorEmily
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Data update from National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014.

Date10 Oct 2014 09:54:48
ContributorEmily
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Data update from National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, September 15 2014.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:50
ContributorAAM
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Combat Chronology Supplement; 398th History, Vol II / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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