Robert L Abell

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA) 31-Aug-43 in B-26B 41-31653 "King Bee" [KX:M] while serving Engineer/Gunner. The aircraft was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed while bombing the German airfield at Lille/Vendeville, France. Loss documented on MACR 471 but not available from Fold3.com. No burial record could be located. Possible that remains were not recovered because aircraft burned when it crashed.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: King Bee
  • Unit: 387th Bomb Group 558th Bomb Squadron

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Killed in Action (KIA)

Lille, France 1943-08-31 Killed when aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at the target Lille/Vendeville, France.

Revisions

Date28 May 2015 21:33:01
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 28-May-2015. Added NEW ENTRY for this airman. All infomration based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; No burial record was located.