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Charles Edward Abel


Born 1925, in Berkeley, CA.


Units served with

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....


Date Contributor Update
30 May 2016 20:02:34 coolhandlucas Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role and biography

I am the grandson of Charles E. Abel, who served in the 479th Fighter Group, stationed at RAF Wattisham (USAAF Station 377). I have a lot of photographs of him and his fellow airmen to contribute. I'm interested in finding out more about my grandfather's time in the service because he didn't speak much of it.

Lucas Abel

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:33 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the 479th FG Yearbook, D790.G479, p 213