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Earl Abke




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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Event Location Date
Born Navasota, Texas 28 November 1923
Enlisted Houston, Texas 26 February 1943

174 lbs

Died Texas 10 September 1998
Buried Welcome, Texas 14 September 1998

Welcome New Salem Lutheran Cemetery
Welcome, Austin County, Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 October 2019 01:39:20 466thHistorian Changes to firstname, service number, highest rank, events and place associations
SO#142, HQ AAF Sta 238, 26 May 1944 - Chris Brassfield document collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc