Howard L AbneyMilitary
Rear L-R: 2Lt Calder L Wise, 1Lt John W Hendry, 1Lt Richard L Kruse, 1Lt Bernard T McNamara, 2Lt Richard E. Webster.
Front L-R: S/Sgt John C Arasin, S/Sgt John J Doherty, T/Sgt James J Brown, S/Sgt Olwin L Humphries, S/Sgt Howard L. Abney, T/Sgt Loran C Biddle.
11 missions from July to August 1943. Severely wounded and unable to return to active duty as gunner.
1. 10 July 1943 -Poix, France
2. 14 July, 1943 -Villacoublay, France
3. 24 July 1943 -Heroya, Norway
4. 25 July 1943 -Hamburg, Germany
5. 26 July 1943 -Hamburg, Germany
6. 30 July 1943 -Kassel, Germany (1 Me 109)
7. 12 August 1943 -Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1 FW 190)
8. 15 August 1943 -Abbeville, France
9. 16 August 1943 -Paris, France
10. 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
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|Cedartown, Georgia||23 May 1921||Son of John Wesley and Myrtle Lucille [Roberts] Abney.|
|East Gadsden, AL||20 August 2002|
|Molesworth||19 August 1943||Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.|
|Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, AL||Crestwood Memorial Cemetery East Gadsden, Etowah County, AL|
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