George E AbbottMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
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.)
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|Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania||1925-04-08||Son of Edward Jr and Anna [McKown] Abbott.|
|Pennsylvania, USA||Mount Lebanon Cemetery Mount Lebanon Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA.|
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George was born and grew up in Mount Lebanon, Pa.. He died over Cologne, Germany.
Data update from National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014.
Data update from National Museum of Mighty Eighth Air Force, September 15 2014.