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Julian B Abel


Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3185 'Queen Bee'. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B.



Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-3185 Queen Bee

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Bangor 21/5/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-Y] Alconbury /43; transferred 2 BAD Warton 2/8/43; 333BS/94BG [TS-L] Rougham /43; Missing in Action Ivry 26/11/3 with Merle Nienaber (chute failed), Radio Operator: Jim Burgin (2...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Enigma, Georgia
Prisoner of War 26 November 1943
Died 17 August 2010
Buried Enigma, Georgia


Date Contributor Update
21 May 2020 19:18:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2015 16:18:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 1125 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:38 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1125