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John George Abajian


John Abajian piloted 28 missions in a B-24 out of England over enemy territory and received many commendations for heroism. After his combat tour ended, he was sent to Walla Walla Air Base to train pilots. Here, he met Mary Lou Hooper at the air base and they married on Oct. 18, 1945. They were married for 66 years, until John's death in March 2012. Mary Lou died just months later, in June 2012.



Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...


Event Location Date
Born Bell, CA, USA 9 December 1919

To George and Thelma Abajian. One of six children, John was the first to be born in America.

Lived in Los Angeles County, CA, USA December 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 16 December 1941
Lived in Walla Walla, Washington 1945
Died 2 March 2012


Date Contributor Update
18 October 2017 14:30:24 Lucy May Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2017 14:28:24 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and place associations

NARA enlistment record:

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster