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Jack Austin Abadie


Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed at Sommerda on 10-Jul-44 in B-17 42-107050 'Tornado Jr', Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: BS, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Volunteered for the infantry, commissioned, served in Korea, rising to Major.



  • Joseph Farrar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Sommerda on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Tornado Jr. ' #42107050

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107050 Tornado Jr

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 7/2/44; Assigned: 398BG Rapid City AAF 4/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 12/5/44; 24m, MIA: Bohlen 7/10/44 with Joe Farrar, Co-pilot: Don Robinson, Navigator: Albt Monnett, Bombardier: Jack Abadie, Flight...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 16 July 1923

Son of Albert Abadie.

Enlisted Harding Field, Baton Rouge, LA 9 October 1942

Harding Field, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Based Horham 1944 – 7 October 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 7 October 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died 22 December 2005
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 26 December 2005

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section 64, Grave 2280


Date Contributor Update
05 May 2022 19:31:37 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2022 15:38:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2021 20:31:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2020 02:02:28 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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27 September 2014 18:13:46 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database