Robert L AbellMilitary 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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|Lille, France||31 August 1943||Killed when aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at the target Lille/Vendeville, France.|
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.