Richard K Abel

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 22313 - 2nd Lt Richard K Abel. 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Munich. Last seen whilst strafing enemy aircraft in P-51D 'Jills Jalopy VII' 44-64159 near Zorneding, 20 km ESE of Munich. Pilot 2nd Lt Richard K Abel Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13950.

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

See detail at http://www.55th.org/

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Jills Jalopy VII
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Zorneding, 20 km ESE of Munich 1945-04-09 Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Munich. Last seen whilst strafing enemy aircraft in P-51D 'Jills Jalopy VII' 44-64159 near Zorneding, 20 km ESE of Munich. Pilot 2nd Lt Richard K Abel Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13950.
Washington

Buried

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Plot A Row 26 Grave 47

Born

Enlisted

Seattle, WA 1942-11-10 Seattle, Washington

Revisions

Date3 Jan 2022 10:23:37
Sources

Fixed typo in transcript. (Luftwaffe aircraft including ME262 were hidden in the forest on either side of the Autobahn).

Date2 Apr 2020 15:29:26
ContributorAndycole0
Sources

American Battle Monument's Commission www.abmc.com
National Archive and Records Administration.

Date11 Nov 2015 09:48:12
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include detsils from Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.

Additional details from https://www.abmc.gov.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13950 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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