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Frank G Abbote


Killed in Action (KIA) 14 January 1945

Purple Heart

Note: His family name was Abbate, but the spelling of his surname was changed to Abbote in military records by February 1942, when he registered for the draft.


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37933 'YANKEE MAID'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Harry Nyland, Bill Rhett, Ray Litka, John Claxton, Angelo Ovial, Saverio Costantino, Francis Wetzel, Ed Kolb (8...


Event Location Date
Born Utica, New York, USA 23 April 1921
Enlisted Utica, New York 26 April 1943
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 14 January 1945
Died 14 January 1945

Plot E, Row 42, Grave 36


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2020 22:08:17 PaulWebber Changes to surname, role, biography and events

1. ABMC database:
2. Find A Grave page for Frank G. Abbote:
3. US Army Air Forces Missing Air Crew Report 11732 (B-17G 43-37933 on 14 Jan 1945)
4. World War II Draft Registration of Frank Abbote

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2020 15:18:28 Rutley Changes to surname

Surname Abbott not Abotte cross checked with

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 15:11:20 Andycole0 Changes to events

The National Archives and Records Administration.

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2020 15:05:39 Andycole0 Changes to awards and events

American Battle Monument's Commission,

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:01 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC MACR 11732 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11732 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database