William H Abbott

Military

Hit by flak over the target of Chateaudon airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-97200 broke apart, exploded, and crashed S of the target. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 452nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady II
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The hard way
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 729th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron 730th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Rugged but right,
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Kickapoo Joy Juice
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cullman, Alabama, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Austria 28 March 1944

Revisions

Date10 Dec 2016 19:26:28
Contributorkeatinglyn
Sources

452nd BG Association loading list database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3489 / MACR 3489, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database