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Nilo G Abel


Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Crew chief of B-17 42-38078 'Sweat Pea'.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Guy Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. With co-pilots assistance and controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed...

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Units served with

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Wood County, OH, USA 1 March 1920

Sonn of Christ J Abel. Born Frederick G Abel.

Enlisted 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215, USA 10 October 1941

Fort Hayes
Columbus, Ohio

Based Amendola 1943 – 1945

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Buried Wayne, OH 43466, USA January 2008

Graham Cemetery
Wood County
Ohio, USA

Died Wood County, OH, USA 8 January 2008


Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 13:17:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations