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Thomas W Abbott

Military

Thomas W. Abbott was a Gunner in Crew 1 assigned to 712th BS, 448th BG, 8th USAAF in Seething, England. He completed 30 missions with the 712th BS.

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28711 - Little Sheppard

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, 41-28711, named, Little Sheppard, was assigned to the 712th Bomb Squadron, the 448th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force in the U.K. ...

  • 42-7591 "FAT STUFF II"

    B-24 Liberator
    “LITTLE FAT STUFF II” (42-7591) was damaged by flak on a mission to Munich on 12 Jul 1944 and was forced to land at the St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland. It was flown back to England on 3 Oct 45 and salvaged 22 Oct 45.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 30 June 1918
Died 9 April 2010

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Lived in

1925 Weirton Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Buried

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies-Cecil, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2021 02:16:33 dmccullo Changes to biography, awards, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Updated service awards and biography.

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2018 17:52:39 daba82 Changes to role and events
Sources

AAF Record Transcriptions

FindaGrave Memorial
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51039785/thomas-william-abbott

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / SO#150, 6th Heavy Bomb.Proc HQ, Herington, Kansas 5 Nov 43

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