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Sidney B Abell


Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th ERS.


Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Born Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA 27 January 1922

Son of Milton Henry and Florence Evelyn [Hicks] Abell.

Enlisted Devens, MA, USA 29 October 1942
Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 13 February 1945 – March 1945

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK March 1945

Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Buried Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA July 2011

Forest Hill Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA.

Died Fitchburg, MA 01420, USA 24 July 2011


Date Contributor Update
20 June 2016 14:42:48 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:09 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list /